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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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Noun1.mesmerizer - a person who induces hypnosismesmerizer - a person who induces hypnosis  
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
References in classic literature ?
A phrenologist and a mesmerizer came -- and went again and left the village duller and drearier than ever.
Levin sat listening to the doctor's stories of a quack mesmerizer and looking at the ashes of his cigarette.
The mesmerizer wills a thing, and if he is powerful enough, that thing is done.
Collins, in fact, contributed a series of letters, 'Magnetic Evenings at Home', to The Leader about the formulation of his evil hero, Count Fosco, a powerful mesmerizer.
Behind these images of paralysis and powerless subjugation is a paradoxical notion of powers implicitly attributed to woman: the victim of paralysis, argues Auerbach, "possesses seemingly infinite capacities of regenerative being that turn on her triumphant mesmerizer and paralyze him in turn" (1982: 17).
During Stage I, the medium rather than the message is the mesmerizer (1990:139).
The embryo came from a quarter-horse mare named Mesmerizer who Jacklin bought in California several years ago.