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hypnotize
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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
  • To achieve this would involve stimulation of all the senses, and perhaps hypnosis as well, but many beheved it to be practical.

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  • I want to be hypnotized and given the suggestion that I don’t like to snack on fattening foods.
  • The police want to hypnotize me to see if it will help me remember what he looked like.

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unspecified meaning
  • The hundreds of reflected points of light formed a fascinating and hypnotic pattern, and he felt himself becoming slightly dizzy.
  • Jan was very waxy of these machines, and after one session with some kind of hypnotic device had a splitting headache for several hours.

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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
as in: hypnotized by her performance Define
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
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