mesmerism

noun
mes·​mer·​ism | \ˈmez-mə-ˌri-zəm also ˈmes- \

Definition of mesmerism 

1 : hypnotic induction held to involve animal magnetism broadly : hypnotism

2 : hypnotic appeal

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Other Words from mesmerism

mesmerist \-​rist \ noun

Synonyms for mesmerism

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hypnosis, hypnotism

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Examples of mesmerism in a Sentence

made a living at mesmerism and the selling of medical remedies of dubious value

First Known Use of mesmerism

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mesmerism

French A. Mesmer

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The first known use of mesmerism was in 1784

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mesmerism

noun
mes·​mer·​ism | \ˈmez-mə-ˌriz-əm also ˈmes-\

Medical Definition of mesmerism 

: hypnotic induction by the practices of F. A. Mesmer that was believed to involve animal magnetism broadly : hypnotism

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