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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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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.
Its brightness mesmerized her, still dancing before her eyes when she bent them to the ground and started towards home.
Summary: Now US President, Barack Obama is mesmerized by lumdog 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.
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'.
Readers become mesmerized as Tate and her friends venture into a wild life filled with sex, clubbing, gambling and lusting to name a few, but a life threatening event changes their lives forever.
Or you could just open A Seahorse Year and be mesmerized.
YOB fans will be mesmerized, Sabbath/Sleep heads in awe .