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mesmerism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of inducing hypnosis [syn: hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Psychol. a a hypnotic state produced in a person by another's influence over the will and nervous system. b a doctrine concerning this. c an influence producing this. 2 fascination. Derivatives: mesmeric adj. mesmerically adv. mesmerist n. Etymology: F. A. Mesmer, Austrian physician d. 1815

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mesmerism Mes"mer*ism, n. [From Mesmer, who first brought it into notice at Vienna, about
1775: cf. F. mesm['e]risme.] 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Animal magnetism.




 


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