enchain

[en-cheyn]

verb (used with object)

to bind in or as in chain or chains; fetter; restrain: to be enchained by ignorance and superstition.
to hold fast, as the attention.

Nearby words

  1. encephaloschisis,
  2. encephalosclerosis,
  3. encephalosis,
  4. encephalotomy,
  5. encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis,
  6. enchant,
  7. enchanted,
  8. enchanter,
  9. enchanter's nightshade,
  10. enchanting

Origin of enchain

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French enchainer, enchaener. See en-1, chain

Related formsen·chain·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for enchain

enchain

verb (tr)

to bind with chains
to hold fast or captivate (the attention, etc)
Derived Formsenchainment, noun

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