a. having the quality of producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific
Mothers used to read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice.
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Van Helsing examines, he tells me, her teeth very carefully, whilst she is in the hypnotic condition, for he says that so long as they do not begin to sharpen there is no active danger of a change in her.
But after the first burst of enthusiasm began to die away, and the coloured people began reading the speech in cold type, some of them seemed to feel that they had been hypnotized.
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