Origin of hypnotic
Examples from the Web for hypnotic
As for Manson, Spahn said, there was no explanation—he had a hypnotic spell over the girls, they were his slaves.
[It] does not resemble standard antipsychotic, antidepressant, antianxiety or hypnotic drugs in simple drug interaction tests.How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot|Abby Haglage|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first thing to hit me were those cats eyes of hers, green with flecks of gold and hypnotic as hell.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant|The Telegraph|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a rocking, hypnotic peacefulness in the way he puts words together.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel|Malcolm Jones|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is a master of the breathless paragraph, the hypnotic meditation.
At a tense moment, such as this, cheering is often hypnotic, and good managers know how to make use of it on the floor.In the Arena|Booth Tarkington
The hypnotic state evinces an extraordinary extension of faculty.Occultism and Common-Sense|Beckles Willson
He was as much under duress as if he were bound by a hypnotic spell.A Pair of Patient Lovers|William Dean Howells
Furthermore, we know that the hypnotic patient is in a very sensitive condition, easily impressed.
It was on the action, both at a distance and by direct contact, of certain medicated or fermented substances on hypnotic subjects.
Word Origin for hypnotic
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.