hypnosis etymology

English word hypnosis comes from English hypnotic, English -osis

Detailed word origin of hypnosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hypnotic English (eng) A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.. A soporific substance. Inducing sleep; soporific.. Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
hypnosis English (eng) A trancelike state, artificially induced, in which a person has a heightened suggestibility, and in which suppressed memories may be experienced.. The art or skill of hypnotism.

Words with the same origin as hypnosis

Descendants of -osis
neurotic psychosis