What does the word hypnotic mean?

Usage examples for hypnotic

  1. He wanted to know if Jeff, down at Boston, had seen anything of the hypnotic doings that would throw light on this theory. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. Could Weir, thoroughly imbued with the character she was unconsciously representing, have exercised her hypnotic power from the moment she entered the gallery, and left him without power to think or feel except through her own altered perceptions? – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. She no longer made any sign whether of assent or refusal when she received the hypnotic commands, but she executed them infallibly, whether they were to take effect immediately, or after waking. – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead