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[hip-nuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌhɪp nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

induction of the hypnotic state.
(psychol) the induction of sleep or hypnosis

hypnogenesis hyp·no·gen·e·sis (hĭp’nō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
The process of inducing or entering sleep or a hypnotic state.
hyp’no·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) or hyp’no·gen’ic or hyp·nog’e·nous (hĭp-nŏj’ə-nəs) adj.


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