Such descriptions exert a hypnotic pull—and a climactic chapter in the decommissioned city hall station is a showstopper.
With a hypnotic, soothing voice—he sounded like he was from California—Awlaki made the Quran accessible to Americans.
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[It] does not resemble standard antipsychotic, antidepressant, antianxiety or hypnotic drugs in simple drug interaction tests.
He had this eerie feline self-assurance, and it was hypnotic.
Nails driven through the palms of her hands,—tenpenny nails,—under the hypnotic suggestion that she wasn't being hurt.
The voice opposite droned on, engrossing, dominating, hypnotic.
Frequent repetition of hypnotic exercises renders the subject still more susceptible.
The consideration of hypnotic cures does not appertain to our theme.
"Then repeat these words," said the bearded saint, fixing his weird, hypnotic eyes upon her.
1620s, "inducing sleep," originally used of drugs, from French hypnotique (16c.) "inclined to sleep, soporific," from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Greek hypnotikos "inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy," from hypnoun "put to sleep," from hypnos "sleep" (see somnolence). Modern sense of "pertaining to an induced trance" first recorded in English 1843, along with hypnotist, hypnotize, both coined by Dr. James Braid. Related: Hypnotical; hypnotically.
hypnotic hyp·not·ic (hĭp-nŏt'ĭk)
Of or relating to hypnotism or hypnosis.
Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.