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Enchain definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENCHA'IN, v.t.
1. To fasten with a chain; to bind or hold in chains; to hold in bondage.
2. To hold fast; to restrain; to confine.
3. To link together; to connect.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: restrain or bind with chains

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: Middle English encheynen, from Anglo-French enchaener, from en- + chaene chain Date: 14th century to bind or hold with or as if with chains enchainment noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 chain up, fetter. 2 hold fast (the attention, emotions, etc.). Derivatives: enchainment n. Etymology: ME f. F enchaîner ult. f. L catena chain

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enchain En*chain", v. t. [F. encha[^i]ner; pref. en- (L. in) cha[^i]ne chain. See Chain, and cf. Incatenation.] 1. To bind with a chain; to hold in chains. 2. To hold fast; to confine; as, to enchain attention. 3. To link together; to connect. --Howell.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Bind, shackle, manacle, enslave, hold in chains, hold in bondage. 2. Hold, rivet, fix, hold fast.



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