Mesmerist



[mez-muh-riz-uh m, mes-] /ˈmɛz məˌrɪz əm, ˈmɛs-/

noun
1.
hypnosis as induced, according to F. A. , through animal magnetism.
2.
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3.
a compelling attraction; fascination.
/ˈmɛzməˌrɪzəm/
noun (psychol)
1.
a hypnotic state induced by the operator’s imposition of his will on that of the patient
2.
an early doctrine concerning this
n.

“hypnotism,” 1802, from French mesmérisme, named for Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), Austrian physician who developed a theory of animal magnetism and a mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotize another. Related: Mesmerist.

mesmerism mes·mer·ism (měz’mə-rĭz’əm, měs’-)
n.

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    [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.

  • Mesmerize

    [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.



  • Mesmerized

    [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.

  • Mesmerizer

    [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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