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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fascination  \Fas`ci*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  fascinatio;  cf  F. 
  fascination.] 
  1.  The  act  of  fascinating,  bewhiching  or  enchanting; 
  enchantment;  witchcraft;  the  exercise  of  a  powerful  or 
  irresistible  influence  on  the  affections  or  passions; 
  unseen,  inexplicable  influence. 
 
  The  Turks  hang  old  rags  .  .  .  upon  their  fairest 
  horses,  and  other  goodly  creatures,  to  secure  them 
  against  fascination.  --Waller. 
 
  2.  The  state  or  condition  of  being  fascinated. 
 
  3.  That  which  fascinates;  a  charm;  a  spell. 
 
  There  is  a  certain  bewitchery  or  fascination  in 
  words  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fascination 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  intensely  interested  (as  by  awe  or 
  terror)  [syn:  {captivation}] 
  2:  a  feeling  of  great  liking  for  something  wonderful  and 
  unusual  [syn:  {captivation},  {enchantment},  {enthrallment}] 




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