Definition of mesmeric in English:


Line breaks: mes|mer¦ic
Pronunciation: /mɛzˈmɛrɪk


  • 1Causing a person to become completely transfixed and unaware of their surroundings: she found herself staring into his mesmeric gaze
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    • The effect is a lilting, mesmeric tidal flow of rhythm and melody - you might find yourself slipping into a trance, with or without the aid of controlled substances.
    • His reconstructed realities captivate participants with a mesmeric hold that lasts far beyond the temporal end of a work.
    • He did not use any of the hypnotic or mesmeric influences.
  • 1.1 archaic Relating to or produced by mesmerism: mesmeric anaesthesia
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    • He had seen a summer camp counselor demonstrating hypnosis using mesmeric passes and postural sway tests and was intrigued by what he saw.



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  • The mesmerically vast remoteness of Canyonlands.
  • At the five-minute mark, the mesmerically building whirrs and tones build are repeatedly interrupted by the sample of a heavy metal riff that is played over and over again.
  • When they joined forces with the ball they swiftly - almost mesmerically - initiated a traditional Old Enemy unravelling.

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