hypnotic

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From French hypnotique (inclined to sleep, soporific), from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Ancient Greek ὑπνωτικός (hupnōtikós, inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy), from ὑπνῶ (hupnô, I put to sleep), from ὕπνος (húpnos, sleep).

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  • IPA(key): /hɪpˈnɒtɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒtɪk

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hypnotic (comparative more hypnotic, superlative most hypnotic)

  1. Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
  2. (pharmacology) Inducing sleep; soporific.

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hypnotic (plural hypnotics)

  1. A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
  2. (pharmacology) A soporific substance.

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