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enchain

play
verb en·chain \in-ˈchān\

Definition of enchain

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bind or hold with or as if with chains

enchainment

play \-mənt\ noun


Examples of enchain in a sentence

  1. <children who were enchained by an overprotective mother>



Origin and Etymology of enchain

Middle English encheynen, from Anglo-French enchaener, from en- + chaene chain


First Known Use: 14th century


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