Hypnotically



[hip-not-ik] /hɪpˈnɒt ɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to or .
2.
inducing or like something that induces .
3.
susceptible to , as a person.
4.
inducing sleep.
noun
5.
an agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative.
6.
a person who is susceptible to .
7.
a person under the influence of .
/hɪpˈnɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or producing hypnosis or sleep
2.
(of a person) susceptible to hypnotism
noun
3.
a drug or agent that induces sleep
4.
a person susceptible to hypnosis
adj.

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)
adj.

n.
An agent that causes sleep.

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