from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to hypnosis.
- adj. Of or relating to hypnotism.
- adj. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific: read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice.
- n. A person who is hypnotized.
- n. A person who can be hypnotized.
- n. An agent that causes sleep; a soporific.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
- adj. Inducing sleep; soporific.
- n. A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
- n. A soporific substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific.
- adj. Of or pertaining to hypnotism; in a state of hypnotism; liable to hypnotism.
- n. Any agent that produces, or tends to produce, sleep; an opiate; a soporific; a narcotic.
- n. A person who exhibits the phenomena of, or is subject to, hypnotism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the property of producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific.
- Pertaining to or characterized by hypnotism.
- n. A medicine that produces or tends to produce sleep; an opiate; a soporific.
- n. One who is subject to hypnotism; one in whom hypnotism has been induced.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
- n. a drug that induces sleep
- adj. of or relating to hypnosis
French hypnotique, from Late Latin hypnōticus, inducing sleep, from Greek hupnōtikos, from hupnoun, to put to sleep, from hupnos, sleep; see swep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)