Definitions

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  • n. One who is susceptible to hypnosis.
  • adj. Able to be hypnotized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Susceptible to hypnotizing influences. Also spelled hypnotisable.

Etymologies

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hypnotize + -able

Examples

  • And as an example of that, I would like to point out that, although Sybil was very readily hypnotizable by me...

    Patrick Suraci: Sybil in Her Own Words

  • In another study, highly hypnotizable people were shown a black-and-white pattern and asked to see color.

    ALTERED STATES

  • People who describe themselves as more trusting of others tend to be more hypnotizable, says Spiegel, while those who are very logical and never take anything at face value tend to be less hypnotizable.

    ALTERED STATES

  • As a rule, the more "absorbed" a person is able to get in things -- movies, sunsets, daydreams -- the more hypnotizable he is.

    ALTERED STATES

  • I was highly hypnotizable and had been certified as a practitioner of hypnosis in order to use it in research designed to vary emotional and cognitive states.

    The Time Paradox

  • A group of highly hypnotizable Stanford male and female students participated in the study.

    The Time Paradox

  • Low-hypnotizable people cannot be hypnotized by the best stage hypnotists, while those who are highly hypnotizable can readily go into a hypnotic state in response to suggestions from anyone they trust, including themselves.

    The Time Paradox

  • Could it be reproduced in others who were also hypnotizable?

    The Time Paradox

  • “The reader who becomes absorbed in novels, adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, and related types of literature why not poetry? is likely to have his imagination stirred and his emotions aroused …” Such absorption-prone readers “tend to be highly hypnotizable” 352-353.

    The Muse in the Machine

  • Eight of the study participants scored as highly hypnotizable and eight scored as less hypnotizable.

    Life of Brian:

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