verb (used with object), trans·fixed or trans·fixt, trans·fix·ing.
Origin of transfix
Related formstrans·fix·ion [trans-fik-shuhn] /trænsˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·trans·fixed, adjective
Examples from the Web for transfixed
When President Obama finally came off the Vineyard and spoke out on the trauma that has transfixed America, he looked exhausted.
As much as I was transfixed by every second of this past season of Louie, Veep just made me giddy.Emmys 2013: What Show Should Win It All? Our Critics Debate|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But given what has been credibly written about him personally, Oscar Pistorius was transfixed by the dark side of the moon.
Babe: From the moment that pig opened its mouth I was transfixed.Emma Thompson’s Favorite Movies, From ‘Mary Poppins’ to ‘Life of Brian’|Emma Thompson|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But when the clapping stopped, almost everyone in the auditorium remained standing, transfixed by Lana in particular.The Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ Wows Toronto International Film Festival|Chris Lee|September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As he brought them down, he found himself staring at them, transfixed.The Colors of Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mr. Bennett, though free now to move, remained where he was, transfixed.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
In the middle of the composition a bestiarius has transfixed a bear with a stroke of his lance.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
If a glance could have transfixed her, Marion would have been immovable for life.Marion Berkley|Elizabeth B. Comins
I looked at her as if transfixed, and did not take my eyes off until she blushed, and again sank back as before.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat