Fas·ci·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fascinated p. pr. & vb. n.. Fascinating ]
1. To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.
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.
Syn: -- To charm; enrapture; captivate; enchant; bewitch; attract.
adj 1: having your attention fixated as though by a spell [syn: hypnotized,
hypnotised, mesmerized, mesmerised, spellbound,
2: intensely interested in or attracted by; "I'm very
interested in birds; in fact I'm fascinated by them"