Mesmerism

• (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.
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mesmerism

(from the article `Mesmer, Franz Anton`) German physician whose system of therapeutics, known as mesmerism, was the forerunner of the modern practice of hypnotism.
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mesmerism

(mez´mәr-iz″әm) hypnotism.
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Mesmerism

Mes'mer·ism noun [ From Mesmer , who first brought it into notice at Vienna, about 1775: confer French mesmérisme .] 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 th...
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Mesmerism

A system of healing developed by F.A. Mesmer, involving the induction of trance states and the supposed transfer of animal magnetism. People in Mesmeric trance often showed paranormal abilities such as clairvoyance.
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Mesmerism

A system of healing developed by F.A. Mesmer, involving the induction of trance states and the supposed transfer of animal magnetism. People in Mesmeric trance often showed paranormal abilities such as clairvoyance.
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Mesmerism

A term formed from the name of F. Mesmer (1734-1815) to designate hypnotic phenomena (see Hypnotism) but now little used. -- L.W.
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mesmerism

mesmerism 1. Originally, a system of therapeutics propounded by Mesmer. 2. A precursor of hypnotism, believed by Mesmer to involve animal magnetism. 3. By extension, the power to fascinate in a way that is almost hypnotic. This term is named for the physician Franz (originally Friedrich) Anton Mesmer (1734...
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Mesmerism

Mesmerism: 1. Originally, a system of therapeutics propounded by Mesmer. 2. A precursor of hypnotism, believed by Mesmer to involve animal magnetism. 3. By extension, the power to fascinate in a way that is almost hypnotic. The term mesmerism is named after the physician Franz (originally Friedrich) Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), who propounded his theo...
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mesmerism

mesmerism: see hypnotism.
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mesmerism

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 Dict...
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Mesmerism

The induction of a sleep or trance state, discovered during the work of Friedrich Anton Mesmer, from whose name the word is derived. Also known as hypnotism.
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mesmerism

Type: Term Pronunciation: mes′mer-izm Definitions: 1. A system of therapeutics from which were developed hypnotism and therapeutic suggestion.
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