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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fas`ci*na"tion
  1. 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.]
  2. The state or condition of being fascinated.
  3. That which fascinates; a charm; a spell."There is a certain bewitchery or fascination in words." [South.]

Etymology: L. fascinatio; cf. F. fascination

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  1. The capacity to attract intense interest ("he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations")
  2. A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
  3. The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

From Latin fascinare ("to bewitch"), possibly from Ancient Greek βασκαίνιεν (baskaínien, “to speak ill of; to curse”)

  1. (archaic) The act of bewitching, or enchanting
    Synonyms: enchantment, witchcraft
  2. The state or condition of being fascinated.
    To my , the skies turned all kinds of colours.
  3. Something which fascinates.
    Life after death had always been a great to him.

fascination was also found in the following language(s): French

Fun Facts about the name Fascination

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Past life for Fascination born Apr 11, 2010

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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