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mesmeric

[ mez-mer-ik, mes- ]

adjective

  1. produced by mesmerism; hypnotic.
  2. compelling; fascinating.


mesmeric

/ mɛzˈmɛrɪk /

adjective

  1. holding (someone) as if spellbound
  2. of or relating to mesmerism


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Derived Forms

  • mesˈmerically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • mes·meri·cal·ly adverb
  • unmes·meric adjective
  • unmes·meri·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mesmeric1

First recorded in 1820–30; mesmer(ism) + -ic

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Example Sentences

Jeanne Duval wasted no time in taking advantage of the mesmeric effect she had on her lover.

The conclusion seems warranted that he began by pretending, but that at times he was at least under semi-mesmeric control.

I believed that she had exerted some mesmeric or other influence over the child, that caused it to moan and toss its head.

There was the same look in Bell Cameron's eye, a kind of mesmeric influence which commanded obedience.

Or, volition may be profoundly asleep, while the senses are preternaturally excited, as in the abnormal mesmeric state.

His movements were leopard-like in their swiftness and ease and his eyes shone with mesmeric power.

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