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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
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