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hypnotize

verb
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
hyp‧no‧tize also hypnotise British English [transitive]
1MP to produce a sleep-like state in someone so that you can influence their thoughts and actions
2 [usually passive] to be so interesting or exciting that people cannot think of anything else [= mesmerized]:
We were completely hypnotized by her performance of the Haydn.

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