Examples of hypnotic
The psychologist put her into a hypnotic state.
Riding in a car often has a hypnotic effect on babies.
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
Simple Definition of hypnotic
medical : a drug that causes sleep
First Known Use of hypnotic
HYPNOTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of hypnotic
1 : of or relating to hypnosis <a hypnotic state>
2 : having an effect like that of hypnosis <a hypnotic rhythm>
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