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1hypnotic

adjective hyp·not·ic \hip-ˈnä-tik\

Definition of HYPNOTIC

1
:  tending to produce sleep :  soporific
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 \-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

2hypnotic

noun

medical : a drug that causes sleep

Full Definition of HYPNOTIC

1
:  a sleep-inducing agent :  soporific
2
:  one that is or can be hypnotized

First Known Use of HYPNOTIC

1681
HYPNOTIC Defined for Kids

hypnotic

adjective hyp·not·ic \hip-ˈnä-tik\

Definition of HYPNOTIC for Kids

1
:  of or relating to hypnosis <a hypnotic state>
2
:  having an effect like that of hypnosis <a hypnotic rhythm>

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