or en·sor·cel  (ĕn-sôr′səl)
tr.v. en·sor·celled, en·sor·cel·ling, en·sor·cells or en·sor·celed or en·sor·cel·ing or en·sor·cels
To enchant; bewitch.

[French ensorceler, from Old French ensorcerer, ensorceler : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer.]

en·sor′cell·ment n.
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the act of enchanting
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