[ mez-muh-rahy-zing, mes- ]
/ ˈmɛz məˌraɪ zɪŋ, ˈmɛs- /
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completely engrossing; captivating or fascinating:He spoke to us extemporaneously for at least two hours, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of wisdom.
hypnotic or hypnotizing; having a trancelike effect similar to hypnosis:The song’s simple repetition of the word “Hallelujah” is comforting, mesmerizing, and uplifting.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, mes·mer·is·ing .
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