Mesmerism

  • 1mesmerism — MESMERÍSM s.n. Teoria magnetismului animal; (med.) tratament bazat pe această teorie. – Din fr. mesmérisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  MESMERÍSM s. v. magnetism animal. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime … …

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  • 2Mesmerism — Mes mer*ism, n. [From Mesmer, who first brought it into notice at Vienna, about 1775: cf. F. mesm[ e]risme.] An earlier name for {hypnosis} or {hypnotism}, the art of inducing an extraordinary or abnormal state of the nervous system, in which the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3mesmerism — (n.) hypnotism, 1802, from Fr. mesmérisme, named for Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 1815), Austrian physician who developed a theory of animal magnetism and a mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotize another. Related: Mesmerist …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4mesmerism — ► 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

  • 5mesmerism — [mez′mər iz΄əm, mes′mər iz΄əm] n. [Fr Mesmérisme, after F. A. Mesmer (1734 1815), Ger physician] 1. hypnotism, esp. as practiced by Mesmer in connection with his theory of animal magnetism 2. hypnotic or irresistible attraction; fascination… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6mesmerism — A system of therapeutics from which were developed hypnotism and therapeutic suggestion. [F.A. Mesmer, Austrian physician, 1734–1815] * * * mes·mer·ism mez mə .riz əmalso mes n hypnotic induction by the practices of F. A. Mesmer that was believed …

    Medical dictionary

  • 7Mesmerism —    , MESMERIZE    Franz Anton Mesmer, born in Germany on May 23, 1733, studied for the priesthood, then law. Finally he took up the study of medicine and became a serious student at the University of Vienna. He ultimately became a faculty member… …

    Dictionary of eponyms

  • 8mesmerism — noun Etymology: F. A. Mesmer Date: 1784 1. hypnotic induction held to involve animal magnetism; broadly hypnotism 2. hypnotic appeal • mesmerist noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9mesmerism — 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

  • 10mesmerism — noun The method or power of gaining control over someones personality or actions …

    Wiktionary

  • 11MESMERISM —    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 …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 12mesmerism — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hypnosis, catalepsy, trance, spell, entrancing, hypnotism; see also numbness , stupor …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13mesmerism — mes·mer·ism || mezmÉ™rɪzm n. hypnotism; compelling attraction; theories and ideas of Franz Mesmer on animal magnetism …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14mesmerism — noun historical a therapeutic technique involving hypnotism. Derivatives mesmerist noun Origin C18: named after the Austrian physician Franz A. Mesmer …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15mesmerism — n. Animal magnetism …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16mesmerism — n 1. hypnosis, hypnotism, trance, spell, mesmeric trance; insensibility, Pathol. catalepsy, numbness, unconsciousness, stupefaction. 2. fascination, attraction, enchantment, absorption; compulsion, obsession, involvement, mania …

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  • 17mesmerism — mes·mer·ism …

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  • 18mesmerism — n. hypnosis based on the ideas of the 18th century physician Franz Mesmer, sometimes employing magnets and a variety of other equipment …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 19mesmerism — mes•mer•ism [[t]ˈmɛz məˌrɪz əm, ˈmɛs [/t]] n. 1) hypnosis as induced, according to F. A. Mesmer, through animal magnetism 2) hypnotism 3) a compelling attraction; fascination • Etymology: 1775–85 mes•mer′ic ˈmɛr ɪk adj. mes•mer′i•cal•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20mesmerism — /ˈmɛzmərɪzəm/ (say mezmuhrizuhm) noun 1. hypnotism. 2. compelling fascination. {named after FA Mesmer, 1733–1815, German physician and hypnotist. See ism} –mesmerist, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary