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  ( rivets    3rd person present)   ( riveting    present participle)   ( riveted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you are riveted by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely.  
As a child I remember being riveted by my grandfather's appearance...      be V-ed  
He was riveted to the John Wayne movie...      be V-ed to n  
The scar on her face had immediately riveted their attention.      V n  
2       n-count   A rivet is a short metal pin with a flat head which is used to fasten flat pieces of metal together.  
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