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Pronunciation: (fas'u-nāt"), [key]
v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.

1. to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall: a vivacity that fascinated the audience.
2. to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure.
3. to transfix or deprive of the power of resistance, as through terror: The sight of the snake fascinated the rabbit.
4. Obs.to bewitch.
5. Obs.to cast under a spell by a look.

to capture the interest or hold the attention.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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