from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of inducing or entering sleep or a hypnotic state.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The production of hypnotism; induction of the trance. Also hypnogeny.

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  • noun the induction of sleep or hypnosis


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