Definition of mesmerist in English:

mesmerist

noun

historical
  • See mesmerism

    • ‘Novelist Evelyn Waugh graphically described the tableau as ‘a wildly vivacious statue of the Abbe Faria, a Goan mesmerist of the Napoleonic era, caught here in hot bronze at the climax of an experiment, rampant over an entranced female.’’
    • ‘She becomes the victim of the mesmerist Dr Miracle, who forces her to sing herself to death.’
    • ‘There were flyers for mesmerists, automatic writing machines, the pig-faced woman, and in one instance, an elephant - the first one to tour North America.’
    • ‘The kid mesmerized; woman secretly a mesmerist?’
    • ‘Sir Cedric Hughes was a legend in the world of the occult, one of the finest mesmerists of his time.’

Pronunciation

mesmerist

/ˈmɛzm(ə)rəst//ˈmezm(ə)rəst/