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fascination

[ fas-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

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

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Origin of fascination

1595–1605; <Latin fascinātiōn- (stem of fascinātiō) a bewitching. See fascinate, -ion
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