(redirected from mesmerising)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


Obsolete term for hypnotize.
[see mesmerism]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(mĕz′mə-rīz′, mĕs′-)
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.
mes′mer·iz′er n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
MESMERISING: Anna Nicole Smith's reality TV show proves compelling viewing
MESMERISING 9/10 BEL CANTO (15) Based on the novel by Ann Patchett, Bel Canto punctuates the stand-off between gun-toting rebels and an unflinching government with soaring arias.
MESMERISING: Miguel journeys to the land of the living dead
Opens Friday THE STARS Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd THE VERDICT Brendan Gleeson is mesmerising as Father James Lavelle, a muchloved Irish priest who believes he has seven days to live after being told he will be murdered.
Visually mesmerising, it manages to bundle in ludicrously high tension.
Every song was mesmerising, from the spaced–out balladry of Hospital (Win Your Love) to DNR's sad country.
The 35-year-old actor portrayed android David in the science-fiction film and studied the sportsman for inspiration because of the "mesmerising" way he moved, the Telegraph reported.
Thornton is mesmerising and the finale takes your breath away
The eerie tales written by Edgar Allan Poe have been mesmerising millions of fascinated readers.