Mesmeric



[mez-mer-ik, mes-] /mɛzˈmɛr ɪk, mɛs-/

adjective
1.
produced by ; hypnotic.
2.
compelling; fascinating.
/mɛzˈmɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
holding (someone) as if spellbound
2.
of or relating to mesmerism
adj.

“pertaining to mesmerism,” 1829; see mesmerism + -ic.

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