Etymology
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enchain (v.)

late 14c., "become linked together;" mid-15c., "to secure with a chain," from Old French enchainer, from Medieval Latin incatenare "enchain," from in (see in) + catenare, from catena "a chain" (see chain (n.)). Related: Enchained; enchaining.

updated on August 19, 2014

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Definitions of enchain from WordNet

enchain (v.)
restrain or bind with chains;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.