Fas`ci*na"tion (?), n. [L. fascinatio; cf. F. fascination.]
The act of fascinating, bewhiching, 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.
The state or condition of being fascinated.
That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
There is a certain bewitchery or fascination in words.
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