Origin of hypnotic
Examples from the Web for hypnotically
The language, hypnotically placed in his mind, leaped to his lips.Warrior Race
The two women turned, as if hypnotically obedient to her command.
And her whisper was such that he passed the weapon, as it were hypnotically, to her under the blind.Hugo
Besides, though refusing to see a doctor, I stopped in bed for days, and hypnotically impressed the idea of a sprain on every one.Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I believe you know more about Bohr's plans, but that the knowledge was hypnotically sealed in your sub-conscious.Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
- of, relating to, or producing hypnosis or sleep
- (of a person) susceptible to hypnotism
- a drug or agent that induces sleep
- a person susceptible to hypnosis
Word Origin and History for hypnotically
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.
- Of or relating to hypnotism or hypnosis.
- Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
- An agent that causes sleep.