Meaning of HYPNOTIC in English
/ hɪpˈnɒtɪk; NAmE -ˈnɑːt-/ adjective , noun
making you feel as if you are going to fall asleep, especially because of a regular, repeated noise or movement
SYN mesmerizing , soporific :
His voice had an almost hypnotic effect.
[ only before noun ] connected with or produced by hypnosis :
a hypnotic trance / state
( of a drug ) making you sleep
( technical ) a drug that makes you sleep; a sleeping pill
early 17th cent.: from French hypnotique , via late Latin from Greek hupnōtikos causing sleep, from hupnoun put to sleep, from hupnos sleep.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005