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mesmerize

[ mez-muh-rahyz, mes- ]
/ 藞m蓻z m蓹藢ra瑟z, 藞m蓻s- /
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verb (used with object), mes路mer路ized, mes路mer路iz路ing.
to compel by fascination.
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Origin of mesmerize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; mesmer(ism) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM mesmerize

mes路mer路i路za路tion [mez-muh-rahy-zey-shuhn, mes-], /藢m蓻z m蓹藢ra瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n, 藢m蓻s-/, nounmes路mer路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mesmerize

mesmerize

mesmerise

/ (藞m蓻zm蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
a former word for hypnotize
to hold (someone) as if spellbound

Derived forms of mesmerize

mesmerization or mesmerisation, nounmesmerizer or mesmeriser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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