mesmerized


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

mes·mer·ize

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesmerized - having your attention fixated as though by a spellmesmerized - having your attention fixated as though by a spell
enchanted - influenced as by charms or incantations
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps there was really a magnetism about the mesmerist; perhaps there was even more magnetism about the man mesmerized. Anyhow, the man was being mesmerized, for Horne Fisher had collapsed into a chair with his long limbs loose and sprawling and his eyes staring at vacancy; and the other man was mesmerizing him, making sweeping movements with his darkly draped arms as if with black wings.
Its brightness mesmerized her, still dancing before her eyes when she bent them to the ground and started towards home.
Known for his paintings of children engaged in play and daydreaming, Gerrico Blanco presents more of the same but with a distinct surrealist edge in his newest exhibit, 'Mesmerized,' at Galerie Francesca.
ISLAMABAD -- A living legend Abida Perveen and young musicians group Bakhshi brothers have mesmerized audience here at Islamabad Spring Festival in Sufi musical night at Convention Center.
Summary: Now US President, Barack Obama is mesmerized by lumdog Millionaire.According to the White House Obama wants to watch the acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire.
While they excelled in classical repertoire (Giselle is her favorite), they mesmerized audiences in works by Glen Tetley, Dwight Rhoden, and Balanchine.
Paris performs a soothing narration of the material that will leave listeners mesmerized. His dulcet tone belies the stunning action that ultimately uncovers traitors within the royal family itself.
"Teachers told us kids were mesmerized by Slyde the Playground Hound," relates Mia Toschi, managing editor for WRC Media.
He warned about becoming mesmerized (and eventually paralysed) by the 'big picture'.