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hypnotize
used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 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)

(Heightened suggestibility means that the hypnotized person is more inclined to accept and act on suggestions of the hypnotist.)
  • I'd probably get highway hypnosis, watching the snot run down all those little snotroads from their noses to their lips.
    Book 3 — Judges (69% in)

There are no more uses of "hypnotize" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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  • Adah Price S UNRISE TANTALIZE, evil eyes hypnotize: that is the morning, Congo pink.
    Book 1 — Genesis (30% in)
  • ""Well, that's good, because what I've heard about sleeping sickness is you die of it," I said, still combing, feeling like someone who's been hypnotized into that one single motion.
    Book 3 — Judges (29% in)

There are no more uses of "hypnotize" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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