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ˈmɛz məˌrɪz əm, ˈmɛs-mes·merism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion(noun)

    the act of inducing hypnosis


  1. mesmerism(Noun)

    The method or power of gaining control over someone's personality or actions, as in hypnosis or suggestion.

    Etymology: From mesmérisme; so called after Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), a German physician who developed the animal magnetism theory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mesmerism(noun)

    the art of inducing an extraordinary or abnormal state of the nervous system, in which the actor claims to control the actions, and communicate directly with the mind, of the recipient. See Animal magnetism, under Magnetism

    Etymology: [From Mesmer, who first brought it into notice at Vienna, about 1775: cf. F. mesmrisme.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mesmerism

    animal magnetism so called, or the alleged power which, by operating on the nervous system, one person obtains control over the thoughts and actions of another.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mesmerism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mesmerism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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