enchain

verb
en·chain | \in-ˈchān \
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 \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for enchain

Synonyms

bind, chain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, pinion, shackle, trammel

Antonyms

unbind, unfetter, unshackle

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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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Dictionary Entries near enchain

-encephaly

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enchafe

enchain

enchaînement

enchant

enchanted

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

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