Hypnotic meaning

hĭp-nŏtĭk
Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

Read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice.

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An agent that causes sleep; a soporific.
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Causing sleep; soporific.
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Of, characterized by, having the nature of, or inducing hypnosis.
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Easily hypnotized.
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Any agent causing sleep; soporific.
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A hypnotized person or one easily hypnotized.
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Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

Read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice.

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An agent that causes sleep; a soporific.
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Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
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A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
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A soporific substance.
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Origin of hypnotic

  • French hypnotique from Late Latin hypnōticus inducing sleep from Greek hupnōtikos from hupnoun to put to sleep from hupnos sleep swep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hypnotique (“inclined to sleep, soporific”), from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Ancient Greek ὑπνωτικός (hupnōtikos, “inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy”), from ὑπνῶ (hupnō, “I put to sleep”), from ὕπνος (hupnos, “sleep”).

    From Wiktionary