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mesmerize

[mez-muh-rahyz, mes-]
verb (used with object), mesmerized, mesmerizing.
1.
to hypnotize.
2.
to spellbind; fascinate.
3.
to compel by fascination.
Also, especially British, mesmerise.


Origin:
1820–30; mesmer(ism) + -ize

mesmerization, noun
mesmerizer, noun
unmesmerized, adjective
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mesmerize or mesmerise (ˈmɛzməˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  a former word for hypnotize
2.  to hold (someone) as if spellbound
 
mesmerise or mesmerise
 
vb
 
mesmeri'zation or mesmerise
 
n
 
mesmeri'sation or mesmerise
 
n
 
'mesmerizer or mesmerise
 
n
 
'mesmeriser or mesmerise
 
n

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mesmerize
1829, back formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of "enthrall" is first attested 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing.
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