Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
  • n. A self-induced hypnotic state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hypnosis of oneself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Self-induced hypnotic trance.

Etymologies

auto- +‎ hypnosis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In an act of autohypnosis, he was pushing the channel button on the remote, repeatedly working his way through the eight available stations.

    The Big Scam

  • All that booze and cocaine back in the day has made the I-Man forgetful, otherwise he'd recall how fantasy, distortion and plain autohypnosis informed most of the late President's discourse.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • And for a while things went smoothly-as smoothly, at least, as they can go on a world of eager, energetic teddy bears with imaginations active to the point of autohypnosis.

    Hokas Pokas

  • And for a while things went smoothly—as smoothly, at least, as they can go on a world of eager, energetic teddy bears with imaginations active to the point of autohypnosis.

    Hokas Pokas

  • It was a form of autohypnosis well known to Plateau citizens of both social classes, differing from other forms only in that nearly anyone could fall into such a state by accident.

    A Gift From Earth

  • \tab From then on he was letter-perfect in following orders of landing signal officers, obeying like a robot, emotions and judgment suppressed by a sort of autohypnosis.

    Time Enough For Love

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