from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to mesmerism; produced by mesmerism, or resembling its effects: as, the mesmcric theory; mesmeric sleep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or induced by, mesmerism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to mesmerism or mesmerization

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective attracting and holding interest as if by a spell


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  • Perhaps this word came to be thanks to Mesmer, the 18th century scientist who studied magnetism and mysticism?

    November 24, 2015