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

 fas·ci·na·tion /ˌfæsṇˈeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fas·ci·na·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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