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- The method or power of gaining control over someone's personality or actions, as in hypnosis or suggestion.
- 1847 January – 1848 July, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 23, in Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1848, OCLC 3174108:
- What is the secret mesmerism which friendship possesses, and under the operation of which a person ordinarily sluggish, or cold, or timid, becomes wise, active, and resolute, in another's behalf?
- The state induced by hypnotic methods (especially that of Mesmer himself).
- mesmerism in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- mesmerism in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
mesmerism n (uncountable)