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transfix

trans·fix

transfix

 
pronunciation:
traenz fIks
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: transfixed, transfixes, transfixing
definition 1: to pierce through with, or as though with, something sharply pointed; impale.
definition 2: to fix in place or hold motionless by, or as though by, impaling.
The rabbit was transfixed by the snake's stare.
derivation: transfixion (n.)