enchain

verb

en·​chain in-ˈchān How to pronounce enchain (audio)
enchained; enchaining; enchains

transitive verb

: to bind or hold with or as if with chains
enchainment noun

Example Sentences

learned to stop being enchained by fear and live a full life

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enchain was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Enchain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchain. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

enchain

verb

en·​chain in-ˈchān How to pronounce enchain (audio)
: to bind with or as if with chains
enchainment noun
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