- The act of fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence."The Turks hang old rags . . . upon their fairest horses, and other goodly creatures, to secure them against fascination." [Waller.]
- The state or condition of being fascinated.
- That which fascinates; a charm; a spell."There is a certain bewitchery or fascination in words." [South.]
Etymology: L. fascinatio; cf. F. fascination