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spellbind

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Verb (usu participle)
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spell=bind

CIDE DICTIONARY

spellbindv. t. 
     To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to entrance or fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

spellbind, tr. (past and past part. spellbound)
1 bind with or as if with a spell; entrance.
2 (as spellbound adj.) entranced, fascinated, esp. by a speaker, activity, quality, etc.

Derivative
spellbinder n. spellbindingly adv.

THESAURUS

spellbind

absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, catch up, charm, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerse, infatuate, intrigue, involve, involve the interest, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, preoccupy, shine, spell, take up, trance, transport, vamp, witch

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