SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens. to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all. to impart a magic quality or effect to. Origin of enchant 1325–75; Middle English
Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter
to put a spell on; see
incantation Related forms un·en·chant·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unenchanted Historical Examples of unenchanted
I never spoke for my part to a fairy princess, or heard as much from any
unenchanted or enchanting maiden.
Gold turned to dirt in an
unenchanted atmosphere, food withered away and vanished. British Dictionary definitions for unenchanted verb (tr) to cast a spell on; bewitch to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm Derived Forms enchanter, noun enchantress, fem n Word Origin for enchant
C14: from Old French
enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing
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Word Origin and History for unenchanted v.
late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French
enchanter "bewitch, charm, cast a spell" (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.
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