- to bind in or as in chain or chains; fetter; restrain: to be enchained by ignorance and superstition.
- to hold fast, as the attention.
Origin of enchain
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Examples from the Web for enchain
Utter weakness gripped his body; but more than this seemed to enchain him.Cursed
George Allan England
There still are comforts and pleasures in God's world, but they do not enchain.Judges and Ruth
Robert A. Watson
Her life should be one long vigilant device to enchain his being.Henrietta Temple
He knew himself to be grave and quiet; there was nothing about him to enchain her to him.Vera Nevill
Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
A sensation of absolute rest and total indifference seemed to enchain all his faculties.Twice Bought
- to bind with chains
- to hold fast or captivate (the attention, etc)
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