verb (used with object), mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing.
- mesmer, friedrich anton,
- mesne lord,
Origin of mesmerize
Examples from the Web for mesmerised
Mesmerised sovereigns sometimes did and sometimes did not produce these symptoms.
On the succeeding day the experiments were repeated upon both the sisters, chiefly with mesmerised water and sovereigns.
They sat smoking, staring into the fire with mesmerised eyes.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Up to the present, Nikana had sat rigidly still as if mesmerised by her son's madness.Dusty Star|Olaf Baker
She looked at me as if mesmerised, and mechanically she obeyed me.Dr. Dumany's Wife|Mr Jkai
1829, back-formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of "enthrall" is first attested 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing.