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spellbind

spell·bind

spellbind

 
 
pronunciation:
spel baInd
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spellbinding, spellbinds, spellbound
definition: to hold fascinated, as though under a spell; enchant.
Her books spellbind the reader; they simply cannot be put down once begun.
similar words:
bewitch, charm, enchant, entrance, fascinate, mesmerize
derivation: spellbinding (adj.)