- 1Relating to or producing hypnosis: a hypnotic stateMore example sentences
- She maintains that hypnotic subjects are asked basically to take on ‘what really amounts to a parody of epileptic symptoms.’
- The importance of using both high and low hypnotizable subjects in hypnotic pain research is emphasized.
- That means that the eye roll accounts for very little of the subject's hypnotic behavior.
- 1.1Exerting a compelling or soporific effect: her voice had a hypnotic qualityMore example sentences
- His voice may not be as pure as it once was, nor soar quite so magnificently, but it is still wonderfully hypnotic.
- ‘Remember Me’ contains one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time and ‘Fear Of Drowning’ is wonderfully hypnotic.
- This celebration conveys its own hypnotic delight, inviting us to suspend unanswerable questions about its ultimate purpose.
- 2 Medicine (Of a drug) sleep-inducing.More example sentences
- Patients typically need large doses of sedative hypnotic drugs and four-point restraints during this stage.
- The team decided to try a mild hypnotic drug on an as-needed basis to help the patient sleep better during restless nights.
- This is especially true in elderly people and for hypnotic drugs.
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- 1 Medicine A sleep-inducing drug: hypnotics may be prescribedMore example sentences
- ‘Pediatricians recommend everything from benadryl to hypnotics to chamomile tea,’ she says.
- Rates of use of antidepressants and hypnotics were similar for both groups.
- Even in Thailand, with much available over the counter, hypnotics are not OTC and should only be taken as the last resort.
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- The patient, referred by hospice for psychological care, was treated with hypnotically facilitated psychotherapy.
- The patient was screened hypnotically by using a modified version of the Hypnotic Induction Profile.
- The Eastern-sounding middle movement makes use of a pretty and hypnotically insistent pattern.
early 17th century: from French hypnotique, via late Latin from Greek hupnōtikos 'causing sleep', from hupnoun 'put to sleep', from hupnos 'sleep'.