Examples of transfix in a sentence
transfixed the inanimate butterfly specimens to the collection board
Origin and Etymology of transfix
Latin transfixus, past participle of transfigere, from trans- + figere to fasten, pierce — more at fix
First Known Use: 1590
TRANSFIX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transfix for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to sit or stand without moving because of surprise, shock, interest, etc.
TRANSFIX Defined for Kids
Definition of transfix for Students
: to hold motionless by or as if by piercing through with a pointed weapon They were all transfixed by the Trivium's soothing voice … — Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
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