spellbinding

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Etymology[edit]

spell +‎ binding

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spellbinding (comparative more spellbinding, superlative most spellbinding)

  1. Engrossing; fascinating; gaining rapt attention; captivating.
  2. Having the power to bind magically through the agency of a spell.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 178:
      Salt is a very favoured ingredient of spell-binding concoctions.

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