Hypnotic vs Brainwash - What's the difference?

hypnotic | brainwash |


As nouns the difference between hypnotic and brainwash

is that hypnotic is a person who is, or can be, hypnotized while brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.

As an adjective hypnotic

is of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.

As a verb brainwash is

to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis).

hypnotic

Alternative forms

* hypnotick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
  • Inducing sleep; soporific.
  • Derived terms

    * hypnotically

    Synonyms

    * captivating * mesmeric

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
  • A soporific substance.
  • Anagrams

    *

    brainwash

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)