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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈfæs əˌneɪt/
    • /fˈasɪnətˌɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈfæs əˌneɪt/

Definitions of fascinative word

  • verb with object fascinative to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall: a vivacity that fascinated the audience. 1
  • verb with object fascinative to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure. 1
  • verb with object fascinative to transfix or deprive of the power of resistance, as through terror: The sight of the snake fascinated the rabbit. 1
  • verb with object fascinative Obsolete. to bewitch. 1
  • verb with object fascinative Obsolete. to cast under a spell by a look. 1
  • verb without object fascinative to capture the interest or hold the attention. 1

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Origin of fascinative

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin fascinātus, past participle of fascināre to bewitch, cast a spell on, verbal derivative of fascinum evil spell, bewitchment

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Parts of speech for Fascinative


fascinative popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fascinative usage trend in Literature

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