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mesmeric

[mez-mer-ik, mes-] /mɛzˈmɛr ɪk, mɛs-/
adjective
1.
produced by mesmerism; hypnotic.
2.
compelling; fascinating.
Origin of mesmeric
1820-1830
1820-30; mesmer(ism) + -ic
Related forms
mesmerically, adverb
unmesmeric, adjective
unmesmerically, adverb
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mesmeric

/mɛzˈmɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
holding (someone) as if spellbound
2.
of or relating to mesmerism
Derived Forms
mesmerically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mesmeric
adj.

"pertaining to mesmerism," 1829; see mesmerism + -ic.

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