: controlled or affected by or as if by a magic spell
… as if he were not my great-grandfather at all but some mournful, bewitched old huntsman from a storybook, tongue-tied by the bad fairy, unable to speak.—Donna Tartt As though the ship were bewitched, from the moment they left Saybrook everything went wrong.—Elizabeth George Speare
: influenced, attracted, or charmed as if by magic
was bewitched by her beauty Until his death at 36, Byron continued a course of sybaritic abandon, traveling with an entourage bewitched by his escapades and terrified by his mood swings and violent temper.—Kathryn Harrison
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