mesmerist
noun see mesmerism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mesmerist — Mes mer*ist, n. One who practices, or believes in, mesmerism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesmerist — mesmerism ► NOUN 1) historical a therapeutic technique involving hypnotism. 2) hypnotism. DERIVATIVES mesmerist noun. ORIGIN named after the Austrian physician Franz A. Mesmer (1734 1815) …   English terms dictionary

  • mesmerist — See mesmeric. * * * …   Universalium

  • mesmerist — noun one who mesmerizes …   Wiktionary

  • mesmerist — mes·mer·ist rəst n a practitioner of mesmerism …   Medical dictionary

  • mesmerist — mes·mer·ist || mezmÉ™rɪst n. hypnotist; advocate of mesmerism (theories of animal magnetism conceived by Franz Mesmer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesmerist — mes·mer·ist …   English syllables

  • mesmerist — mes·mer·ism (mĕz’mə rĭz′əm, mĕs’ ) n. 1) A strong or spellbinding appeal; fascination. 2) Hypnotic induction believed to involve animal magnetism. 3) Hypnotism. ╂ [After Franz MESMER(Cf. ↑Mesmer).] mes·mer’ic ( mĕr’ĭk) adj. mes·mer’i·cal·ly adv.… …   Word Histories

  • mesmerist — noun a person who induces hypnosis • Syn: ↑hypnotist, ↑hypnotizer, ↑hypnotiser, ↑mesmerizer • Derivationally related forms: ↑mesmerism (for: ↑mesmerizer), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesmerism — mesmerist, n. /mez meuh riz euhm, mes /, n. 1. hypnosis as induced, according to F. A. Mesmer, through animal magnetism. 2. hypnotism. 3. a compelling attraction; fascination. [1775 85; MESMER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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