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tr.v. en·chained, en·chain·ing, en·chains
To bind with or as if with chains.
1. to bind with chains
2. to hold fast or captivate (the attention, etc)
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]
Past participle: enchained
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|Verb||1.||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"