[mez-mer; German mes-muh r]
- Franz [frants, franz; German frahnts] /frænts, frænz; German frɑnts/or Frie·drich An·ton [free-drik an-tn, -ton; German free-drikh ahn-tohn] /ˈfri drɪk ˈæn tn, -tɒn; German ˈfri drɪx ˈɑn toʊn/, 1733–1815, Austrian physician.
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Examples from the Web for mesmer
This Doctor Mesmer deserves a few words from us, as his name was then in all mouths.
Mesmer only condensed this knowledge into a science, and gave it a name.
Mesmer was furious, and exhausted himself in complaints and menaces.
But the other doctors were of the bats eyes sort, and hunted Mesmer down.
Mesmer, hearing the police had their eye on him, went to Spa.
- Austrian physician who sought to treat disease through animal magnetism, an early therapeutic application of hypnotism.
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