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fascination

[fas-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the power or action of fascinating.
2.
the state or an instance of being fascinated:
They watched in fascination.
3.
a fascinating quality; powerful attraction; charm:
the fascination of foreign travel.
4.
Cards. a form of solitaire.
Origin of fascination
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin fascinātiōn- (stem of fascinātiō) a bewitching. See fascinate, -ion
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n.

c.1600, from Latin fascinationem (nominative fascinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fascinare (see fascinate).

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