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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: fascinatus, from fascinum 'use of (evil) magic'

fascinate

verb
     
fas‧ci‧nate [transitive not in progressive]
if someone or something fascinates you, you are attracted to them and think they are extremely interesting:
The idea of travelling through time fascinates me.

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