hypnotic vs soporific what difference

what is difference between hypnotic and soporific

English

Alternative forms

  • hypnotick (obsolete)

Etymology

From French hypnotique (inclined to sleep, soporific), from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Ancient Greek ὑπνωτικός (hupnōtikós, inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy), from ὑπνῶ (hupnô, I put to sleep), from ὕπνος (húpnos, sleep).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪpˈnɒtɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒtɪk

Adjective

hypnotic (comparative more hypnotic, superlative most hypnotic)

  1. Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
  2. (pharmacology) Inducing sleep; soporific.

Synonyms

  • captivating
  • mesmeric

Derived terms

  • hypnotically

Related terms

  • hypnotize
  • hypnotism
  • hypnotist
  • hypnosis

Translations

Noun

hypnotic (plural hypnotics)

  1. A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
  2. (pharmacology) A soporific substance.

Translations

Further reading

  • hypnotic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • hypnotic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Pythonic, Typhonic, phytonic, pythonic, typhonic


English

Alternative forms

  • soporifick (obsolete)

Etymology

From French soporifique, from Latin sopor (deep sleep), from Proto-Indo-European *swepōr, from *swep-. Unrelated to stupor (distinct in Proto-Indo-European).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsɒp.əˈɹɪf.ɪk/, /ˌsoʊ.pəˈɹɪf.ɪk/

Noun

soporific (plural soporifics)

  1. (pharmacology) Something inducing sleep, especially a drug.
  2. (figuratively) Something boring or dull.

Translations

Adjective

soporific (comparative more soporific, superlative most soporific)

  1. (pharmacology) Tending to induce sleep.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:soporific
    • 1909, Beatrix Potter, The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies:
      It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
  2. (figuratively) Boring, dull.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:boring

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

From French soporifique.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /so.poˈri.fik/

Adjective

soporific m or n (feminine singular soporifică, masculine plural soporifici, feminine and neuter plural soporifice)

  1. soporific
    Synonyms: somnifer, soporifer

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