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hypnotic

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adjective hyp·not·ic \hip-ˈnä-tik\

Definition of hypnotic

  1. 1 :  tending to produce sleep :  soporific

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism b :  readily holding the attention <a hypnotic personality> <a simple hypnotic beat>

hyp·not·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of hypnotic

  1. The psychologist put her into a hypnotic state.

  2. Riding in a car often has a hypnotic effect on babies.

  3. the steady, hypnotic rhythm of the train



Origin of hypnotic

French or Late Latin; French hypnotique, from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Greek hypnōtikos, from hypnoun to put to sleep, from hypnos


First Known Use: 1625


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hypnotic

noun hyp·not·ic

Simple Definition of hypnotic

  • medical : a drug that causes sleep

Full Definition of hypnotic

  1. 1 :  a sleep-inducing agent :  soporific

  2. 2 :  one that is or can be hypnotized

1681

First Known Use of hypnotic

1681


HYPNOTIC Defined for Kids

hypnotic

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adjective hyp·not·ic \hip-ˈnä-tik\

Definition of hypnotic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to hypnosis <a hypnotic state>

  2. 2 :  having an effect like that of hypnosis <a hypnotic rhythm>





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