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spellbound (adj.)

"to be bound by or as if by a spell," 1742, from spell (n.1) + bound (adj.1) "fastened," past participle of bind (v.).

updated on November 06, 2013

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Definitions of spellbound from WordNet

spellbound (adj.)
having your attention fixated as though by a spell;
Synonyms: fascinated / hypnotized / hypnotised / mesmerized / mesmerised / spell-bound / transfixed
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