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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.
Even without adopting telepathy, something gave something away in him, anytime he mentioned 'as a government of change.' Oga Garba isn't a mesmerizer in delivery.
The mesmerizer wills a thing, and if he is powerful enough, that thing is done.
With no facts, Trump has become a fabulous mesmerizer! People see through this raving, bombastic, egotistical maniac, but they are desperate for a change.
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. The arrival in London of the fad for spiritualism followed that for mesmerism, and both unnatural states of experience continued to feature in sensation novels.
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.