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hypnotic

[hip-not-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to hypnosis or hypnotism.
2.
inducing or like something that induces hypnosis.
3.
susceptible to hypnotism, as a person.
4.
inducing sleep.
noun
5.
an agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative.
6.
a person who is susceptible to hypnosis.
7.
a person under the influence of hypnotism.

Origin:
1680–90; < Late Latin hypnōticus < Greek hypnōtikós sleep-inducing, narcotic, equivalent to hypnō- (variant stem of hypnoûn to put to sleep; see Hypnos) + -tikos -tic

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hypnotic (hɪpˈnɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or producing hypnosis or sleep
2.  (of a person) susceptible to hypnotism
 
n
3.  a drug or agent that induces sleep
4.  a person susceptible to hypnosis
 
[C17: from Late Latin hypnōticus, from Greek hupnōtikos, from hupnoun to put to sleep, from hupnos sleep]
 
hyp'notically
 
adv

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hypnotic
1625, "inducing sleep," originally used of drugs, from Fr. hypnotique "inclined to sleep, soporific," from L.L. hypnoticus, from Gk. hypnotikos "inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy," from hypnoun "put to sleep," from hypnos "sleep" (see somnolence). Modern sense
of "induced trance" first recorded in Eng. 1843, along with hypnotist, hypnotize, all coined by Dr. James Braid.
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hypnotic hyp·not·ic (hĭp-nŏt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to hypnotism or hypnosis.

  2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

n.
An agent that causes sleep.
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