verb (used with object), trans·fixed or trans·fixt, trans·fix·ing.
- transfinite number,
- transfixion suture,
- transform fault,
Origin of transfix
Examples from the Web for transfix
Miraculously, Malala survived, and her courage, wisdom, and optimism have continued to transfix and inspire the world.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Merle was looking Old Broadbrim squarely in the eye and his gaze seemed to transfix him like a lance.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
The natives made deep pits to catch them, with bamboo spears at the bottom to transfix them when they fall in.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak|Harriette McDougall
At the same moment Glumm ran up, intending to transfix the brute with his spear.Erling the Bold|R.M. Ballantyne
verb -fixes, -fixing, -fixed or -fixt (tr)
Word Origin for transfix
1580s, "pierce through, impale," from Middle French transfixer, from Latin transfixus "impaled," past participle of transfigere "to impale, pierce through," from trans- "through" (see trans-) + figere "to fix, fasten" (see fix (v.)). Figurative sense of "make motionless or helpless, as with amazement, terror, or grief" is first recorded 1640s. Related: Transfixed; transfixing.