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enchantment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enchantment  \En*chant"ment\,  n.  [F.  enchantement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  enchanting;  the  production  of  certain  wonderful 
  effects  by  the  aid  of  demons,  or  the  agency  of  supposed 
  spirits;  the  use  of  magic  arts,  spells,  or  charms; 
  incantation. 
 
  After  the  last  enchantment  you  did  here  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  effect  produced  by  the  act  the  state  of  being 
  enchanted;  as  to  break  an  enchantment. 
 
  3.  That  which  captivates  the  heart  and  senses  an  influence 
  or  power  which  fascinates  or  highly  delights. 
 
  Such  an  enchantment  as  there  is  in  words  --South. 
 
  Syn:  Incantation;  necromancy;  magic;  sorcery;  witchcraft; 
  spell;  charm;  fascination;  witchery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enchantment 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  great  liking  for  something  wonderful  and 
  unusual  [syn:  {captivation},  {enthrallment},  {fascination}] 
  2:  a  psychological  state  induced  by  (or  as  if  induced  by)  a 
  magical  incantation  [syn:  {spell},  {trance}] 
  3:  a  magical  spell  [syn:  {bewitchment}] 




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