verb (used with object), trans·fixed or trans·fixt, trans·fix·ing.
Origin of transfix
Examples from the Web for transfixion
In cases of iris bomb where iritis is still present, and in cases of cysts of the iris, transfixion is all that is necessary.
This may be made by transfixion at its base, but is better obtained by dissection from without.
"Transfixion" knives are of service when engaged upon very large animals, and here also come in the post-mortem hooks.Practical Taxidermy|Montagu Browne
In a fit of jealousy, he attempted to stab her, and Gabrielli was only saved from transfixion by the whalebone of her stays.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Making the long flap by transfixion, it may be held back by an assistant, and the joint cut into.
British Dictionary definitions for transfixion
verb -fixes, -fixing, -fixed or -fixt (tr)
Word Origin for transfix
Word Origin and History for transfixion
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.