Meaning of HYPNOTIC in English

HYPNOTIC

/ hɪpˈnɒtɪk; NAmE -ˈnɑːt-/ adjective , noun

■ adjective

1.

making you feel as if you are going to fall asleep, especially because of a regular, repeated noise or movement

SYN mesmerizing , soporific :

hypnotic music

His voice had an almost hypnotic effect.

2.

[ only before noun ] connected with or produced by hypnosis :

a hypnotic trance / state

3.

( of a drug ) making you sleep

■ noun

( technical ) a drug that makes you sleep; a sleeping pill

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from French hypnotique , via late Latin from Greek hupnōtikos causing sleep, from hupnoun put to sleep, from hupnos sleep.

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