fascination


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.
n.

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

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