Definition of Mesmerism

1. Noun. The act of inducing hypnosis.

Exact synonyms: Hypnotism, Suggestion
Generic synonyms: Influence
Derivative terms: Hypnotist, Mesmeric, Mesmerist, Mesmerizer



Definition of Mesmerism

1. n. The art of inducing an extraordinary or abnormal state of the nervous system, in which the actor claims to control the actions, and communicate directly with the mind, of the recipient. See Animal magnetism, under Magnetism.

Definition of Mesmerism

1. Noun. The method or power of gaining control over someone's personality or actions, as in hypnosis or suggestion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mesmerism

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Medical Definition of Mesmerism

1. The art of inducing an extraordinary or abnormal state of the nervous system, in which the actor claims to control the actions, and communicate directly with the mind, of the recipient. See Animal magnetism, under Magnetism. Origin: From Mesmer, who first brought it into notice at Vienna, about 1775: cf. F. Mesmerisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mesmerism

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"But the believers in mesmerism were not to be beaten; another phrenologist came to the rescue, took the stage, touched self-esteem, tune, and veneration, ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1907)
"... makes it perfectly dear that the teaching and practice of Christian Science is not parallel to or allied with mesmerism or mental suggestion; ..."

3. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1847)
"The questions then we have to decide are whether mesmerism can induce such sufficient insensibility, and whether the patient's eventually well-doing is at ..."

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