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.
n 1: the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or
terror) [syn: captivation]
2: a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and
unusual [syn: captivation, enchantment, enthrallment]
3: the capacity to attract intense interest; "he held the
children spellbound with magic tricks and other