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hypnotize
used in Dracula

2 meanings, 35 uses
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1  —34 uses 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)

(Heightened suggestibility means that the hypnotized person is more inclined to accept and act on suggestions of the hypnotist.)
  • "I want you to hypnotize me!" she said.
    Chapter 23 (80% in)
hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was becoming hypnotised!
    Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • hypnotised = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Nor in hypnotism....
    Chapter 14 (84% in)
  • hypnotism = a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Then tell me, for I am a student of the brain, how you accept hypnotism and reject the thought reading.
    Chapter 14 (85% in)
  • hypnotism = a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • He must hypnotize me before the dawn, and then I shall be able to speak.
    Chapter 23 (77% in)
  • hypnotize = to put someone into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • He replied, "We have the best proof of that, your own evidence, when in the hypnotic trance this morning."
    Chapter 24 (31% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • If it be that she can, by our hypnotic trance, tell what the Count see and hear, is it not more true that he who have hypnotize her first, and who have drink of her very blood and make her drink of his, should if he will, compel her mind to disclose to him that which she know?
    Chapter 24 (61% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • If it be that she can, by our hypnotic trance, tell what the Count see and hear, is it not more true that he who have hypnotize her first, and who have drink of her very blood and make her drink of his, should if he will, compel her mind to disclose to him that which she know?
    Chapter 24 (61% in)
  • hypnotize = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • I thought that it was another occasion for hypnotism, and without question went for the Professor.
    Chapter 24 (83% in)
  • hypnotism = putting someone into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Besides, I may be of service, since you can hypnotize me and so learn that which even I myself do not know.
    Chapter 24 (89% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility (in this case, with access to the subconscious mind)
  • And it has become a habit for Van Helsing to hypnotize her at such times.
    Chapter 25 (29% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Mina's morning and evening hypnotic answer is unvaried.
    Chapter 25 (42% in)
  • hypnotic = under the influence of a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • 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.
    Chapter 25 (47% in)
  • hypnotic = under the influence of a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Mrs. Harker's hypnotic report this morning was the same as usual, so it is possible that we may get news at any moment.
    Chapter 25 (49% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • At sunset she made the usual hypnotic report.
    Chapter 25 (53% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • That she is still journeying somewhere is apparent, for Mrs. Harker's hypnotic report at sunrise was still the same.
    Chapter 25 (54% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • We must try tonight at sunset to make her speak more fully when in her hypnotic state.
    Chapter 25 (57% in)
  • hypnotic = under the influence of a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • When the usual time came round Mrs. Harker prepared herself for her hypnotic effort, and after a longer and more serious effort on the part of Van Helsing than has been usually necessary, she sank into the trance.
    Chapter 26 (1% in)
  • hypnotic = related to a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • The hypnotic stage was even longer in coming than before, and when it came the time remaining until full sunrise was so short that we began to despair.
    Chapter 26 (8% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Thus we shall have two more hypnotic messages from Mrs. Harker!
    Chapter 26 (10% in)
  • hypnotic = while in a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Mrs. Harker yielded to the hypnotic influence even less readily than this morning.
    Chapter 26 (11% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Knowing of the increasing difficulty of procuring the hypnotic trance, Van Helsing began his passes earlier than usual.
    Chapter 26 (14% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Here, Madam Mina's hypnotic power will surely help, and we shall find our way, all dark and unknown otherwise, after the first sunrise when we are near that fateful place.
    Chapter 26 (66% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • The Professor tells me that this morning at dawn he could hardly hypnotize me at all, and that all I could say was, "dark and quiet."
    Chapter 26 (96% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • At sunset time he hypnotized me, and he says I answered as usual, "darkness, lapping water and creaking wood."
    Chapter 27 (4% in)
  • hypnotized = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • At dawn Van Helsing hypnotized me.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)
  • hypnotized = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • At sunset I try to hypnotize her, but alas! with no effect.
    Chapter 27 (12% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • When I saw the signs of the dawn I got ready for the hypnotism.
    Chapter 27 (13% in)
  • hypnotism = the act of putting someone into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • I made a couch with furs, and Madam Mina, lying down, yield herself as usual, but more slow and more short time than ever, to the hypnotic sleep.
    Chapter 27 (14% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • This time she wake with not much trouble, and then I try to put her to hypnotic sleep.
    Chapter 27 (19% in)
  • hypnotic = trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • When I wake I try to hypnotize her, but alas! though she shut her eyes obedient, she may not sleep.
    Chapter 27 (22% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • I woke Madam Mina, and again tried to hypnotize her, but alas! unavailing till too late.
    Chapter 27 (27% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Instinctively, with the dawn coming, I turned to Madam Mina, intending to hypnotize her.
    Chapter 27 (41% in)
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • I tried to hypnotize through her sleep, but she made no response, none at all, and the day broke.
    Chapter 27 (41% in)
hypnotize = put someone into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
There are no more uses of "hypnotize" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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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
  • So he delay, and delay, and delay, till the mere beauty and the fascination of the wanton Undead have hypnotize him.
    Chapter 27 (50% in)
hypnotize = fascinated so much that awareness of other things is lost
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