Hyp*not"ic (?), a. [Gr. ? inclined to
sleep, putting to sleep, fr. ? to lull to sleep, fr. ? sleep;
akin to L. somnus, and E. somnolent: cf. F.
hypnotique.] 1. Having the quality of
producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific.
2. Of or pertaining to hypnotism; in a state
of hypnotism; liable to hypnotism; as, a hypnotic
Hyp*not"ic, n. 1.
Any agent that produces, or tends to produce, sleep; an opiate;
a soporific; a narcotic.
2. A person who exhibits the phenomena of, or
is subject to, hypnotism.