mesmerism mesmerism  /ˈmɛs mə ˌrɪ zəm/


  • (n) the act of inducing hypnosis


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  1. Salter is a quick, intense, 30-year-old Manhattan psychologist who has made a very good thing out of mesmerism.
  2. Lanois has a kind of tensile fragility: you can hear it in the uninsistent mesmerism of his voice as well as in the sorcery of his songs.
  3. He must possess a chilling, demonic mesmerism.


  • "It's a very difficult thing, because it's a sort of mesmerism," Swinton says, wryly, on the phone from New York recently. "It's a very, very powerful drug. People become involved in the fantasy of living a life like the life that Emma Recchi...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Tilda Swinton Source:

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