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  1. mes·mer·ize
    IPA[ˈmezməˌrīz]
  2. verb

    • 1. hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them:

      she was mesmerized by the blue eyes that stared so intently into her own
    • 2. hypnotize (someone):

      he was mesmerized when at the point of death
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: mesmerize, 3rd person present: mesmerizes, gerund or present participle: mesmerizing, past tense: mesmerized, past participle: mesmerized

    • verb

      capture the complete attention of (someone); transfix:

      hypnotize (someone):

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