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ensorcell (third-person singular simple present ensorcells, present participle ensorcelling, simple past and past participle ensorcelled)

  1. (transitive) To bewitch or enchant someone.
    • 1991, Joel Streicker, Sentiment and self-interest: constructing class and gender identities in Cartagena, Colombia, Volume 1, Stanford University, page 158,
      Juana Maria did not explain why the father had ensorcelled her nephew, though others told me he did it because the nephew had "damaged" ["deflowered"] the girl and then refused to marry her.
    • 2000, Christopher O. Davis, Death in Abeyance: Illness and Therapy Among the Tabwa of Central Africa, Edinburgh University Press, page 140,
      She joked about her previous suspicions of sorcery, saying that one claims one has been ensorcelled, but, really, the sorcery was one's own body.
    • 2011, James H. Sweet, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World, University of North Carolina Press, page 208,
      Manuel Mestre, for example, suspected Dias of ensorcelling people in the past.
  2. (transitive) To wrap or bind with a thrown rope.

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