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hypnotize
used in Fahrenheit 451

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
hypnotized to try to remember
Definition
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
  • Montag heard the voices talking, talking, talking, giving, talking, weaving, reweaving their hypnotic web.
    p. 14.9
hypnotic = so fascinating that awareness of other things is lost
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2  —1 use as in:
hypnotized by her performance
Definition
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
  • But he knew his mouth had only moved to say hello, and then when she seemed hypnotized by the salamander on his arm and the phoenix-disc on his chest, he spoke again.
    p. 4.1
hypnotized = so focused or fascinated that awareness of other surrounding things is lost
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