- produced by mesmerism; hypnotic.
- compelling; fascinating.
Origin of mesmeric
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Examples from the Web for mesmeric
Jeanne Duval wasted no time in taking advantage of the mesmeric effect she had on her lover.Baudelaire’s Femme Fatale Muse
May 7, 2013
Well, tell me, does the influence outlast the mesmeric condition?
But mesmeric influence, whatever it may mean, is entirely independent of sleep.
His father said: “It really seems like a case of mesmeric influence.”The Flight of Pony Baker
W. D. Howells
His strangeness, wildness, the mesmeric pull of his passion for her, his music!Beyond
I said, when they were all in the mesmeric trance; here you are in my dime museum.
- holding (someone) as if spellbound
- of or relating to mesmerism
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Word Origin and History for mesmeric
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