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Related to bewitchery: bewitching, bewitched


tr.v. be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
1. To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
2. To captivate completely; fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

be·witch′er n.
be·witch′er·y n.
be·witch′ing·ly adv.
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a bewitching power; charm
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bewitchery - magnetic personal charmbewitchery - magnetic personal charm    
attractiveness - sexual allure
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