mesmeric

[ mez-mer-ik, mes- ]
/ mɛzˈmɛr ɪk, mɛs- /

adjective

produced by mesmerism; hypnotic.
compelling; fascinating.

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Origin of mesmeric

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mesmeric

mes·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbun·mes·mer·ic, adjectiveun·mes·mer·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mesmeric

mesmeric
/ (mɛzˈmɛrɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of mesmeric

mesmerically, adverb
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