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1. To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant. It has been almost universally believed that . . . Serpents can stupefy and fascinate the prey which they are desirous to obtain. (Griffith (Cuvier))

2. To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms. there be none of the passions that have been noted to fascinate or bewhich but love and envy. (Bacon)

Synonym: to charm, enrapture, captivate, enchant, bewitch, attract.

Origin: L. Fascinare; cf. Gr. To slander, bewitch.

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Hi there guys, I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to biology, although the subject fascinates me, I had a little question (although I'm by no means an expert in how this all works), but an interesting question popped across my mind. From what I know, Alcohol is a ...

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Topic: Alcohol versus food poisoning bacteria
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... late theoretical biologist Robert Rosen. I came across his book Life Itself about 4 years ago. I have been trying to understand it ever since. It fascinates me and some part of me senses that it holds great promise. For those of you who have not heard of it, here is a link to Panmere the site ...

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Topic: Robert Rosen and Complexity
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The Fiber Disease

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