fas·ci·nate / ˈfasəˌnāt/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be fascinated) draw irresistibly the attention and interest of (someone): I've always been fascinated by other cultures. ∎ archaic (esp. of a snake) deprive (a person or animal) of the ability to resist or escape by the power of a look or gaze.DERIVATIVES: fas·ci·na·tion / ˌfasəˈnāshən/ n.fas·ci·na·tor / -ˌnātər/ n.