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fascinating

[ fas-uh-ney-ting ]
/ ˈfæs əˌneɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective
of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating: a fascinating story;fascinating jewelry.
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Origin of fascinating

First recorded in 1640–50; fascinat(e) + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for fascinating

fascinating
/ (ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ) /

adjective
arousing great interest
enchanting or alluringa fascinating woman

Derived forms of fascinating

fascinatingly, adverb
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