of or relating to or .
inducing or like something that induces .
susceptible to , as a person.
an agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative.
a person who is susceptible to .
a person under the influence of .
My hypnotic trip is the highly oxygenated state of aerobic exercise.
Justin Cronin: How I Write Noah Charney October 9, 2012
With a hypnotic, soothing voice—he sounded like he was from California—Awlaki made the Quran accessible to Americans.
Anwar al-Awlaki Continues to Inspire Islamists Tara McKelvey November 22, 2011
[It] does not resemble standard antipsychotic, antidepressant, antianxiety or hypnotic drugs in simple drug interaction tests.
How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot Abby Haglage May 16, 2014
“Scarlet Town,” a dark and hypnotic ballad, depicts a red-light district of the soul, with a hushed and craggy croon.
The Rage in Bob Dylan’s “Tempest” David Yaffe September 2, 2012
The first thing to hit me were those cats eyes of hers, green with flecks of gold and hypnotic as hell.
The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant The Telegraph February 22, 2014
Nails driven through the palms of her hands,—tenpenny nails,—under the hypnotic suggestion that she wasn’t being hurt.
The Faith Healer William Vaughn Moody
All cases such as yours respond most readily to hypnotic suggestion.
The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
Frequent repetition of hypnotic exercises renders the subject still more susceptible.
Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep Henry M. Lyman
You have never tried to demonstrate to a hypnotic that a table is not a hippopotamus.
The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
“Then repeat these words,” said the bearded saint, fixing his weird, hypnotic eyes upon her.
The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
of, relating to, or producing hypnosis or sleep
(of a person) susceptible to hypnotism
a drug or agent that induces sleep
a person susceptible to hypnosis
1620s, “inducing sleep,” originally used of drugs, from French hypnotique (16c.) “inclined to sleep, soporific,” from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Greek hypnotikos “inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy,” from hypnoun “put to sleep,” from hypnos “sleep” (see somnolence). Modern sense of “pertaining to an induced trance” first recorded in English 1843, along with hypnotist, hypnotize, both coined by Dr. James Braid. Related: Hypnotical; hypnotically.
hypnotic hyp·not·ic (hĭp-nŏt’ĭk)
Of or relating to hypnotism or hypnosis.
Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
An agent that causes sleep.
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Ancient Greek Hellas. Modern Greek Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km). Capital: Athens. a city in W New York. Contemporary Examples He posed with blind children in Greece and crippled children in Italy and orphans in England. Frank Sinatra and the […]
an anti-idiotypic antibody.
a device used to prevent the forming of ice, as on an airplane propeller. a fluid used in such a device. noun a device fitted to an aircraft to prevent the formation of ice Compare de-icer