enchain

[ en-cheyn ]
/ ɛnˈtʃeɪn /

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.

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Origin of enchain

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

OTHER WORDS FROM enchain

en·chain·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enchain

enchain
/ (ɪnˈtʃeɪn) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of enchain

enchainment, noun
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