Definitions for: Hypnotic

[n] a drug that induces sleep
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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,

Synonyms: attractive, mesmeric, mesmerizing, soporific, spellbinding

See Also: drug, hypnagogue, narcoleptic, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet

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