in a hypnotic or trancelike state; hypnotized: “I could create the odor of any kind of fruit and make a mesmerized person taste and smell it,” wrote 19th-century psychic Phineas Quimby.
having the attention completely absorbed; fascinated, captivated, or spellbound: At our first annual poetry slam, 28 students wielded their verbal prowess in front of a mesmerized audience of over 300.
the simple past tense and past participle of mesmerize.
- Also especially British, mes·mer·ised .
- un·mes·mer·ized, adjective
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How to use mesmerized in a sentence
Had they mesmerised him, so that he did not want to part with them?The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
Youre no so blind as not to see shes no liking for him, but the deil has in a way mesmerised her.The Snow-Burner | Henry Oyen
Or had the man with a cough, for his own nefarious purposes, mesmerised or hypnotised me, and to some extent succeeded?Uncanny Tales | Mary Louisa Molesworth
All this was three months ago, when the snow first mesmerised the earth and put it to sleep.Browning's Heroines | Ethel Colburn Mayne
Never hurrying never stopping, they did on, the colt watching them as though mesmerised.We of the Never-Never | Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn