as in hypnotism
the art or act of inducing in a person a sleeplike state during which he or she readily follows suggestions made a living at mesmerism and the selling of medical remedies of dubious value

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“Mesmerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mesmerism. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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