Meaning of MESMERIZE in English

MESMERIZE

— mesmerization , n. — mesmerizer , n.

/mez"meuh ruyz', mes"-/ , v.t., mesmerized, mesmerizing .

1. to hypnotize.

2. to spellbind; fascinate.

3. to compel by fascination.

Also, esp. Brit., mesmerise .

[ 1820-30; MESMER(ISM) + -IZE ]

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