You Pronounce it: mez-mer-ik
1. produced by mesmerism; hypnotic.
2. compelling; fascinating.
3. causing a person to become completely transfixed and unaware of anything else around them.
“she found herself staring into his mesmeric gaze”
I found it:
While reading The Beetle by Richard Marsh when he says,
“I was far, yet, from being my own man; I realised that he exercised on me a degree of mesmeric force which I had never dreamed that one creature could exercise on another; but, at least, I was no longer in doubt as to whether I was or was not dead. I knew I was alive.” (28)