enchain

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en- +‎ chain

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enchain (third-person singular simple present enchains, present participle enchaining, simple past and past participle enchained)

  1. (transitive) To restrain with, or as if with, chains.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 152:
      [B]y this sign one enchained the demons of the air, the spirits of fire, the phantoms of water and ghosts of earth.
  2. (transitive) To link together.

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