hyp·no·tize / ˈhipnəˌtīz/ • v. (often be hypnotized) [tr.] produce a state of hypnosis in (someone): a witness had been hypnotized to enhance his memory. ∎ capture the whole attention of (someone); fascinate: hypnotized by the rain, Eric stared across the street.DERIVATIVES: hyp·no·tiz·a·ble / -ˌtīzəbəl; ˌhipnəˈtīzəbəl/ adj.
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