Mesmerising



[mez-muh-rahyz, mes-] /ˈmɛz məˌraɪz, ˈmɛs-/

verb (used with object), mesmerized, mesmerizing.
1.
to hypnotize.
2.
to spellbind; fascinate.
3.
to compel by fascination.
/ˈmɛzməˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
a former word for hypnotize
2.
to hold (someone) as if spellbound
v.

1829, back-formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of “enthrall” is first attested 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing.

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