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hypnotic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypnotic  \Hyp*not"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  inclined  to  sleep,  putting  to 
  sleep,  fr  ?  to  lull  to  sleep,  fr  ?  sleep;  akin  to  L. 
  somnus  and  E.  somnolent:  cf  F.  hypnotique.] 
  1.  Having  the  quality  of  producing  sleep;  tending  to  produce 
  sleep;  soporific. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  hypnotism;  in  a  state  of  hypnotism; 
  liable  to  hypnotism;  as  a  hypnotic  condition. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypnotic  \Hyp*not"ic\,  n. 
  1.  Any  agent  that  produces,  or  tends  to  produce,  sleep;  an 
  opiate;  a  soporific;  a  narcotic. 
 
  2.  A  person  who  exhibits  the  phenomena  of  or  is  subject  to 
  hypnotism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypnotic 
  adj  :  attracting  and  holding  interest  as  if  by  a  spell;  "read  the 
  bedtime  story  in  a  hypnotic  voice";  "she  had  a  warm 
  mesmeric  charm";  "the  sheer  force  of  his  presence  was 
  mesmerizing";  "a  spellbinding  description  of  life  in 
  ancient  Rome"  [syn:  {mesmeric},  {mesmerizing},  {spellbinding}] 
  n  :  a  drug  that  induces  sleep  [syn:  {soporific}] 




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