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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a
             fascinating story" [syn: absorbing, engrossing, gripping,
      2: capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile";
         "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music";
         "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing
         design"; "a fascinating woman" [syn: bewitching, captivating,
          enchanting, enthralling, entrancing]