mes|mer|ic [ mez`merık ] adjective LITERARY
making your thoughts become completely fixed on something so that you do not notice or pay attention to anything else around you

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Mesmeric — Mes*mer ic, Mesmerical Mes*mer ic*al, a. [Cf. F. mesm[ e]rique.] Of, pertaining to, or induced by, mesmerism; as, mesmeric sleep. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesmeric — (adj.) pertaining to mesmerism, 1829; see MESMERISM (Cf. mesmerism) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mesmeric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing one to become transfixed and unaware of one s surroundings; hypnotic. DERIVATIVES mesmerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • mesmeric — mes|mer|ic [mezˈmerık] adj very attractive or having a very powerful effect, so that people cannot think of anything else ▪ a mesmeric performance ▪ the mesmeric hum of the bees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mesmeric — adj. Mesmeric is used with these nouns: ↑trance …   Collocations dictionary

  • mesmeric — adjective attracting and holding interest as if by a spell read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice she had a warm mesmeric charm the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesmeric — adjective Date: 1829 1. of, relating to, or induced by mesmerism 2. fascinating, irresistible • mesmerically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mesmeric — mesmerically, adv. /mez mer ik, mes /, adj. 1. produced by mesmerism; hypnotic. 2. compelling; fascinating. [1820 30; MESMER(ISM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesmeric — adjective of or related to mesmerism or mesmerization …   Wiktionary

  • mesmeric — Synonyms and related words: absorbing, alluring, appealing, appetizing, arresting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come hither, consuming, coquettish, drawing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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