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1. hypnotic (def. 1).
2. hypnotic (def. 2).
hypnagogue/hyp·na·gogue/ (hip´nah-gog) hypnotic (1, 2).
Etymology: Gk, hypnos + agogos, leading
an agent or substance that tends to induce sleep or the feeling of dreamy sleepiness, as occurs before falling asleep. See also hypnotic. hypnagogic, adj.
An agent that induces sleep.
[hypno- + G. agōgos, leading]
1. hypnotic; inducing sleep.
2. an agent that produces sleep.