Hypnotic
Hypnotic 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to hypnotism; in a state of hypnotism; liable to hypnotism; as, a hypnotic condition. [1913 Webster]


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