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trans·fix

 (trăns-fĭks′)
tr.v. trans·fixed, trans·fix·ing, trans·fix·es
1. To render motionless, as with terror, amazement, or awe: We were transfixed by the beauty of the bird.
2. To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.

[Latin trānsfīgere, trānsfīx- : trāns-, trans- + fīgere, to pierce, fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·fix′ion (-fĭk′shən) n.

transfix

(trænsˈfɪks)
vb (tr) , -fixes, -fixing, -fixed or -fixt
1. to render motionless, esp with horror or shock
2. to impale or fix with a sharp weapon or other device
3. (Medicine) med to cut through (a limb or other organ), as in amputation
[C16: from Latin transfīgere to pierce through, from trans- + fīgere to thrust in]
transfixion n

trans•fix

(trænsˈfɪks)

v.t. -fixed fixt, fix•ing.
1. to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.
2. to pierce through with or as if with a pointed weapon; impale.
3. to hold or fasten with or on something that pierces.
[1580–90; < Latin trānsfīxus, past participle of trānsfīgere to pierce through =trāns- trans- + fīgere to pierce]
trans•fix′ion (-ˈfɪk ʃən) n.

transfix


Past participle: transfixed/transfixt
Gerund: transfixing

Imperative
transfix
transfix
Present
I transfix
you transfix
he/she/it transfixes
we transfix
you transfix
they transfix
Preterite
I transfixed/transfixt
you transfixed/transfixt
he/she/it transfixed/transfixt
we transfixed/transfixt
you transfixed/transfixt
they transfixed/transfixt
Present Continuous
I am transfixing
you are transfixing
he/she/it is transfixing
we are transfixing
you are transfixing
they are transfixing
Present Perfect
I have transfixed/transfixt
you have transfixed/transfixt
he/she/it has transfixed/transfixt
we have transfixed/transfixt
you have transfixed/transfixt
they have transfixed/transfixt
Past Continuous
I was transfixing
you were transfixing
he/she/it was transfixing
we were transfixing
you were transfixing
they were transfixing
Past Perfect
I had transfixed/transfixt
you had transfixed/transfixt
he/she/it had transfixed/transfixt
we had transfixed/transfixt
you had transfixed/transfixt
they had transfixed/transfixt
Future
I will transfix
you will transfix
he/she/it will transfix
we will transfix
you will transfix
they will transfix
Future Perfect
I will have transfixed/transfixt
you will have transfixed/transfixt
he/she/it will have transfixed/transfixt
we will have transfixed/transfixt
you will have transfixed/transfixt
they will have transfixed/transfixt
Future Continuous
I will be transfixing
you will be transfixing
he/she/it will be transfixing
we will be transfixing
you will be transfixing
they will be transfixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transfixing
you have been transfixing
he/she/it has been transfixing
we have been transfixing
you have been transfixing
they have been transfixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transfixing
you will have been transfixing
he/she/it will have been transfixing
we will have been transfixing
you will have been transfixing
they will have been transfixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transfixing
you had been transfixing
he/she/it had been transfixing
we had been transfixing
you had been transfixing
they had been transfixing
Conditional
I would transfix
you would transfix
he/she/it would transfix
we would transfix
you would transfix
they would transfix
Past Conditional
I would have transfixed/transfixt
you would have transfixed/transfixt
he/she/it would have transfixed/transfixt
we would have transfixed/transfixt
you would have transfixed/transfixt
they would have transfixed/transfixt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transfix - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awetransfix - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
2.transfix - pierce with a sharp stake or pointtransfix - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
pin - pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
spear - pierce with a spear; "spear fish"

transfix

verb
1. stun, hold, fascinate, paralyse, petrify, mesmerize, hypnotize, stop dead, root to the spot, engross, rivet the attention of, spellbind, halt or stop in your tracks We were all transfixed by the images of war.
stun bore, tire, fatigue, weary

transfix

verb
To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
Translations
transfixe

transfix

[trænsˈfɪks] VTtraspasar, paralizar
he stood transfixed with fearse quedó paralizado por el miedo

transfix

vt
(= fix)annageln, feststecken (→ to an +acc); butterfliesaufspießen
(fig) to be or stand transfixed with horrorstarr vor Entsetzen sein; he stood as though transfixed (to the ground)er stand da wie angewurzelt

transfix

[trænsˈfɪks] vttrafiggere (fig) transfixed with fearparalizzato/a dalla paura
References in classic literature ?
But dashing the rattling lightning links to the deck, and snatching the burning harpoon, Ahab waved it like a torch among them; swearing to transfix with it the first sailor that but cast loose a rope's end.
Now, however, he was too ill to notice it--how the people in the car began to gasp and sputter, to put their handkerchiefs to their noses, and transfix him with furious glances.
Well, you too have power over me, and may injure me: yet I dare not show you where I am vulnerable, lest, faithful and friendly as you are, you should transfix me at once.
who now beholds Cherube and Seraph rowling in the Flood With scatter'd Arms and Ensigns, till anon His swift pursuers from Heav'n Gates discern Th' advantage, and descending tread us down Thus drooping, or with linked Thunderbolts Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulfe.
There did Meriones transfix him, and he writhed convulsively about the spear as some bull whom mountain herdsmen have bound with ropes of withes and are taking away perforce.
Then the natives would assemble with spears, and with much shouting would transfix the great startled things as they hurried down to the sea.
I was that energetic person, and I have satisfied myself that by no exertion of my strength can I transfix the pig with a single blow.
From the higher sides of the cog the bowmen could shoot straight down, at a range which was so short as to enable a cloth-yard shaft to pierce through mail-coats or to transfix a shield, though it were an inch thick of toughened wood.