enchain

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

Definition of enchain

transitive verb

: to bind or hold with or as if with chains

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Other Words from enchain

enchainment \ in-​ˈchān-​mənt How to pronounce enchainment (audio) \ noun

Examples of enchain in a Sentence

children who were enchained by an overprotective mother

First Known Use of enchain

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enchain

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

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

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“Enchain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchain. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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