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hypnotize

[hip-nuh-tahyz] /ˈhɪp nəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), hypnotized, hypnotizing.
1.
to put in the hypnotic state.
2.
to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination:
The speaker hypnotized the audience with his powerful personality.
3.
to frighten or startle so that movement is impossible:
The headlights hypnotized the deer and it just stood staring at the oncoming car.
verb (used without object), hypnotized, hypnotizing.
4.
to practice hypnosis; put or be able to put others into a hypnotic state.
Also, especially British, hypnotise.
Origin of hypnotize
1843
First recorded in 1843; See origin at hypnotism, -ize
Related forms
hypnotizable, adjective
hypnotizability, noun
half-hypnotized, adjective
rehypnotize, verb (used with object), rehypnotized, rehypnotizing.
unhypnotizable, adjective
unhypnotize, verb (used with object), unhypnotized, unhypnotizing.
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Examples from the Web for hypnotized
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  • A hypnotizer may abuse his suggestive power to exploit the love of the hypnotized.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • The Wanderer's intense gaze held Bert speechless, hypnotized.

    Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent
  • You've hypnotized her—that is what you've done, hypnotized her.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • For Serbs and Bulgars have always been hypnotized by Macedonia.

    England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon
  • I will give you universal happiness, you silly, hypnotized ghoul, you!

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • To be with him was to be no longer herself, but a hypnotized stranger.

  • If you be of the masses that the astronomers have hypnotized, you will not be able even to remember.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
British Dictionary definitions for hypnotized

hypnotize

/ˈhɪpnəˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to induce hypnosis in (a person)
2.
to charm or beguile; fascinate
Derived Forms
hypnotizable, hypnotisable, adjective
hypnotizability, hypnotisability, noun
hypnotization, hypnotisation, noun
hypnotizer, hypnotiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypnotized

hypnotize

v.

1843, see hypnotic + -ize. Related: Hypnotized; hypnotizing.

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hypnotized in Medicine

hypnotize hyp·no·tize (hĭp'nə-tīz')
v. hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing, hyp·no·tiz·es
To put a person into a state of hypnosis.


hyp'no·tiz'a·bil'i·ty n.
hyp'no·tiz'a·ble adj.
hyp'no·ti·za'tion (-tĭ-zā'shən) n.
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