Variant of fascinate
- Obsolete to put under a spell; bewitch
- to attract or hold motionless, as by a fixed look or by inspiring terror
- to hold the attention of by being very interesting or delightful; charm; captivate
Origin: ; from Classical Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare, to bewitch, charm ; from fascinum, a charm ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Classical Greek baskanos, sorcerer
- fascinatingly adverb
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