verb (used with object), trans·fixed or trans·fixt, trans·fix·ing.
Words nearby transfix
Origin of transfix
OTHER WORDS FROM transfixtrans·fix·ion [trans-fik-shuhn] /trænsˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·trans·fixed, adjective
Examples from the Web for transfixing
A new exhibit looks back at his rise to fame in all its messy, transfixing glory.
Iago is such a transfixing portrait of evil exactly because his motives are forever murky.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.|William Giraldi|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The scene is a masterpiece of storytelling, transfixing and indelible.American Nightmare: Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ at 60|Nathaniel Rich|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The video is transfixing—and worth a good laugh, as Cain himself recognized.
Its point penetrated the scales of the swimmer below, transfixing that lazy fish completely.The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
An arrow so transfixing a body may make it quiver—but this is another matter.
The lady, after transfixing the daring actor with one steely glance, looked at her daughter.Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
He hated me, this Englishman, because I had been before him in transfixing the animal.The Adventures of Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
Enoch inquired, in the tone of a connoisseur, transfixing Amberley with his shrewd eyes.Peak and Prairie|Anna Fuller