somnolism
somnolism som"no*lism, n. 1. The somnolent state induced by animal magnetism (hypnotism); the hypnotic state. [archaic] --Thomas (Med. Dict.). [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. the act or process of inducing the hypnotic state; hypnotism; hyonotizing. --Stedman. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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