Definition: (1) compellingly fascinating; irresistibly attractive; spellbinding; (2) holding the attention of someone to the exclusion of all else

Derivation: Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1850) German physician

Quote: Most people, using everything they have in real life, cannot take hold of you the way a talented writer can without even being there. Talent is the ability to mesmerize people when you are nowhere near. Talent is the ability to make something that is more stunning than human presence. — Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel (1967-2020) American journalist & Lawyer