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tr.v. hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing, hyp·no·tiz·es
1. To put into a state of hypnosis.
2. To fascinate by or as if by hypnosis.

hyp′no·tiz′a·bil′i·ty n.
hyp′no·tiz′a·ble adj.
hyp′no·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
hyp′no·tiz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypnotized - having your attention fixated as though by a spellhypnotized - having your attention fixated as though by a spell
enchanted - influenced as by charms or incantations
References in classic literature ?
In fact, he twice hypnotized the entire audience (reporters alone exempted), making all entertain the most extraordinary illusions.
But there was a moment when he so outshone and overtopped all other divinities in my worship that I was effectively his alone, as I have been the helpless and, as it were, hypnotized devotee of three or four others of the very great.
he shouted in the voice in which he hypnotized his customers and dealers.
Still she made no sign of alarm, standing as though hypnotized.
In his despondency, he concluded that he had no judgment whatever, that he was hypnotized by what he wrote, and that he was a self- deluded pretender.
The shock of the whole thing might have hypnotized me into some such rash and foolish act.
But after the first burst of enthusiasm began to die away, and the coloured people began reading the speech in cold type, some of them seemed to feel that they had been hypnotized.
Hilbery remembered something further about the villainies of picture-framers or the delights of poetry, and at one time it seemed to the young man that he would be hypnotized into doing what she pretended to want him to do, for he could not suppose that she attached any value whatever to his presence.
This view is challenged by another school of thought which claims that nearly everybody can be hypnotized or induced into a trance state-even if they think they are not hypnotized.
Hebrew, as the literary critic Ruth Kartun-Blum once pointed out, is a language that often "seems to be hypnotized by its past.
com)-- It seems that nearly everyone believes themselves to be un-hypnotizable but according to the latest research 90 percent or more of the population can in fact be hypnotized.
Hypnotized, the study participants viewed video clips where people put coins into different-coloured bowls.