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 (mĕz′mə-rīz′, mĕs′-)
tr.v. mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing, mes·mer·iz·es
1. To spellbind; enthrall: "The dance was subtle ... but at the same time it was sensual, and it mesmerized him" (Robert Rosenberg).
2. To hypnotize.

mes′mer·i·za′tion (-mər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
mes′mer·iz′er n.
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For the times when you may not be in the mood for the possible mesmerization the lights would provide, you can turn off the LEDs altogether.
The final image we have of her, "crying sharply the harsh slave-driver's cry" as she bullies the prostitutes who must do her bidding as well as the customer's, whose mesmerization is only part of their duties, establishes them as her victims, too (647).
The sheer novelty of the factory and the equipment it contained accounted for some of its mesmerization.
Ethan Mordden in Opera in the Twentieth Century, Sacred, Profane, Godot says in this regard: "Doubtless the best example of the sacred is Wagnerian music drama (whether Christian, pagan, or, as in Die Meistersinger, middle class), with its mesmerization of the spectator through the sheer power of its music.