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Meaning of HYPNOTIC

Pronunciation:  hip'nâtik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a drug that induces sleep
  2. [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"

HYPNOTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: attractive, mesmeric, mesmerizing, soporific, spellbinding
 See Also: drug, hypnagogue, narcoleptic, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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,
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Sleeping-tablet.
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