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  • adj. Under hypnosis
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hypnotize.

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  • adj. having your attention fixated as though by a spell


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  • Chris Matthews and Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann engaged in a feisty sparring contest on MSNBC, with Matthews getting so frustrated with Bachmann that he asked her is she was "hypnotized," and Bachmann's supporters holding up signs mocking the MSNBC host.

    Chris Matthews Asks Michele Bachmann: 'Are You Hypnotized?' (VIDEO)

  • Justice Stephen Breyer on the other hand, told the panel that he was "hypnotized" with the microblogging site during the 2009 protests in Iran.

    Supreme Court's Scalia, Breyer Talk Twitter, Friendship With Elena Kagan During Capitol Appearance (VIDEO)

  • And he dismisses reports of atrocities by his troops as a Muslim media campaign that has "hypnotized" Western opinion.

    Mladic: The Serb Who Calls The Shots

  • The boy told the court he was, quote, "kind of hypnotized by the pop star after the two met."

    CNN Transcript Mar 9, 2005

  • The boy testified Jackson "kind of hypnotized" him after they met while he was battling cancer and said that Jackson suggested he and his younger brother sleep in the pop star's bedroom the first night he visited the Neverland Ranch.

    CNN Transcript Mar 10, 2005

  • Charged at least two of my new co-workers $100 for a "private reading" session during which he "hypnotized" them and "took them back to a past life."

    resident of the week

  • And then the devil came along and kind of hypnotized them.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2002

  • But she went on to the end, with a kind of hypnotized insistence, as though the scenes she evoked were so real to her that she had forgotten where she was and imagined herself to be re-living them.


  • I guess that cousin o 'yours kind of hypnotized you.

    The Vision Splendid

  • The chicken will be "hypnotized" for a few minutes and not move.

    The Kitchn


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  • Aw, yarb, I always liked the term dunderhead. I assumed, like reesetee, that it isn't ordinarily meant affectionately, but... now I'm going to assume, without any proof whatsoever, that your comment was affectionate. *gives yarb a noogie*

    December 4, 2007

  • Ah! Around here it doesn't have that connotation. Yarb, you have my apologies. :-)

    December 3, 2007

  • Dunderhead can be a term of endearment, sort of like flibbertigibbet. (For a Wordie experiment, try typing "flibber" in the word search box and see how many versions of "flibbertigibbet" appear on the drop-down menu.)

    December 3, 2007

  • Geez, yarb, that's a little harsh. You calling mollusque and chained_bear dunderheads? :-)

    December 3, 2007

  • It's a symptom of dunderheadedness, is what it is.

    December 2, 2007

  • Just as I suspected, second person again. Wait...isn't testing Weirdnet a symptom of something?

    December 2, 2007