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English definition of “mesmerize”

mesmerize

verb (UK usually mesmerise)     /ˈmez.mə.raɪz/
[T often passive] to have someone's attention completely so that they cannot think of anything else : I was completely mesmerized by the performance .Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring [T] old-fashioned for hypnotizeAlternative and traditional therapies
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