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noun fascination pronunciation in British English /ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the power to interest or attract people very strongly

    The idealism of the 1960s continues to exert a fascination.

    have/hold a fascination for someone:

    The place had held a strange fascination for her ever since.

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  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the state of being very interested in something or attracted by something
    fascination with:

    the country’s fascination with Western culture

    fascination for:

    He had a childish fascination for battles and revolutions.

    in/with fascination:

    She watched in fascination as he sketched.


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