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Pronunciation:  `fasu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the capacity to attract intense interest; "he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"
  2. [n]  a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
  3. [n]  the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

FASCINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: captivation, captivation, enchantment, enthrallment
 See Also: attraction, attractiveness, enchantment, liking, spell, trance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fas`ci*na"tion\, n. [L. fascinatio; cf. F.
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.

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