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en·chain

 (ĕn-chān′)
tr.v. en·chained, en·chain·ing, en·chains
To bind with or as if with chains.

en·chain′ment n.

enchain

(ɪnˈtʃeɪn)
vb (tr)
1. to bind with chains
2. to hold fast or captivate (the attention, etc)
enˈchainment n

en•chain

(ɛnˈtʃeɪn)

v.t.
1. to bind with or as if with chains; fetter: enchained by ignorance and superstition.
2. to hold fast, as the attention.
[1350–1400; < Old French]
en•chain′ment, n.

enchain


Past participle: enchained
Gerund: enchaining

Imperative
enchain
enchain
Present
I enchain
you enchain
he/she/it enchains
we enchain
you enchain
they enchain
Preterite
I enchained
you enchained
he/she/it enchained
we enchained
you enchained
they enchained
Present Continuous
I am enchaining
you are enchaining
he/she/it is enchaining
we are enchaining
you are enchaining
they are enchaining
Present Perfect
I have enchained
you have enchained
he/she/it has enchained
we have enchained
you have enchained
they have enchained
Past Continuous
I was enchaining
you were enchaining
he/she/it was enchaining
we were enchaining
you were enchaining
they were enchaining
Past Perfect
I had enchained
you had enchained
he/she/it had enchained
we had enchained
you had enchained
they had enchained
Future
I will enchain
you will enchain
he/she/it will enchain
we will enchain
you will enchain
they will enchain
Future Perfect
I will have enchained
you will have enchained
he/she/it will have enchained
we will have enchained
you will have enchained
they will have enchained
Future Continuous
I will be enchaining
you will be enchaining
he/she/it will be enchaining
we will be enchaining
you will be enchaining
they will be enchaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enchaining
you have been enchaining
he/she/it has been enchaining
we have been enchaining
you have been enchaining
they have been enchaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enchaining
you will have been enchaining
he/she/it will have been enchaining
we will have been enchaining
you will have been enchaining
they will have been enchaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enchaining
you had been enchaining
he/she/it had been enchaining
we had been enchaining
you had been enchaining
they had been enchaining
Conditional
I would enchain
you would enchain
he/she/it would enchain
we would enchain
you would enchain
they would enchain
Past Conditional
I would have enchained
you would have enchained
he/she/it would have enchained
we would have enchained
you would have enchained
they would have enchained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enchain - restrain or bind with chains
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
Translations

enchain

[ɪnˈtʃeɪn] VT (frm) → encadenar

enchain

vt (lit)in Ketten legen; to be enchained (fig)gefangen sein
References in classic literature ?
That afternoon lapsed in peace and harmony; and in the evening Bessie told me some of her most enchaining stories, and sang me some of her sweetest songs.
THE GUARDIAN; THE TATLER; Richardson's PAMELA; Mackenzie's MAN OF FEELING; Roscoe's LORENZO DE MEDICI; and Robertson's CHARLES THE FIFTH--all classical works; all (of course) immeasurably superior to anything produced in later times; and all (from my present point of view) possessing the one great merit of enchaining nobody's interest, and exciting nobody's brain.
What are the trends and fads enslaving us and enchaining us at this moment in our history?
New names indeed will have to be used if we are to re-conceive as 'normal' and preprimordial what Husserl believed he could isolate [isoler] as a particular and accidental experience, something dependent and secondary--that is, the indefinite drift [derive] of signs, as errance and as a change of scenes (Verwandlung), enchaining re-presentations (Vergegenwartigungen) one to another without beginning or end.
riveting and enchaining the interest from the outset," the reviewer describes the appeal of Evans's uncommon, highly individual characters, who "haunt you replete with magnetism.
To live in a culture is to inhabit structures of being so pervasive yet invisible as to live within a doubly enchaining prison house: not only are we entrapped by these structures, but we fail to notice that we are entrapped, except perhaps in some deep, inarticulate sense.