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Obsolete term for hypnotize.
tr.v. mesmer·ized, mesmer·izing, mesmer·izes
1. To spellbind; enthrall: "The dance was subtle ... but at the same time it was sensual, and it mesmerized him" (Robert Rosenberg).
2. To hypnotize.
mes′mer·i·za′tion (-mər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.