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1 to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra" [syn: fascinate, transfix, grip]
2 attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks" [syn: magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch]
3 put into a trance [syn: entrance] [also: spellbound]spellbound adj : having your attention fixated as though by a spell [syn: fascinated, hypnotized, hypnotised, mesmerized, mesmerised, transfixed]spellbound See spellbind

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  1. Fascinated by something; entranced as if by a spell.
    The book left the children spellbound.


Fascinated by something; entranced as if by a spell

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