Fascinate

Definition of Fascinate

Fas´ci`nate
v. t.1.To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.
[imp. & p. p. Fascinated p. pr. & vb. n.. Fascinating ( ).]
It has been almost universally believed that . . . serpents can stupefy and fascinate the prey which they are desirous to obtain.
- Griffith (Cuvier).
2.To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms.
There be none of the passions that have been noted to fascinate or bewitch but love and envy.
- Bacon.

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