[fas-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən/

the power or action of .
the state or an instance of being :
They watched in fascination.
a quality; powerful attraction; charm:
the fascination of foreign travel.
Cards. a form of solitaire.

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


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