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1. hypnotic

noun. ['hɪpˈnɑːtɪk'] a drug that induces sleep.

Synonyms

  • drug
  • hypnagogue
  • soporific
  • sleeping pill
  • sleeping capsule
  • sleeping tablet
  • sleeping draught

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • stimulative
  • interesting
  • displeasing

Etymology

  • hypnotique (French)
  • hypnoticus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Hypnotic

  • unpatriotic
  • astronautic
  • antibiotic
  • symbiotic
  • quixotic
  • patriotic
  • semiotic
  • narcotic
  • despotic
  • robotic
  • psychotic
  • neurotic
  • idiotic
  • exotic
  • aquatic
  • erotic
  • chaotic

Sentences with hypnotic


1. Adjective
They are said to have almost hypnotic properties that counter sleep disorders and insomnia.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Ambien, a non-benzodiazepines hypnotic, works on the GABA-A receptor sites in the brain.

2. sedative-hypnotic

noun. a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep.

Synonyms

  • ataractic agent
  • depressant
  • methaqualone
  • downer
  • Quaalude
  • sedative
  • antianxiety agent
  • ethchlorvynol
  • sedative-hypnotic drug
  • tranquilliser
  • sedative drug
  • ataractic drug
  • barbiturate
  • thalidomide
  • Placidyl
  • tranquillizer
  • tranquilizer

3. hypnotic

adjective. ['hɪpˈnɑːtɪk'] attracting and holding interest as if by a spell.

Synonyms

  • mesmerizing
  • mesmeric
  • attractive

Antonyms

  • generic drug
  • brand-name drug
  • synergist
  • antagonist

Etymology

  • hypnotique (French)
  • hypnoticus (Latin)
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