having your attention fixated as though by a spell
Similar to: ↑enchanted

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  • spell|bound — «SPEHL BOWND», adjective. too interested to move; bound by or as if by a spell; fascinated; enchanted; entranced: »The children were spellbound by the circus performance. There were moments when his wizardry held me spellbound (New Yorker).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spell-bound — a. Enchanted charmed, bewitched, fascinated, under a spell, under magic influence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • spell·bound — /ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd/ adj : giving all of your attention and interest to something or someone The children were spellbound by the puppet show. She s a storyteller that will hold/keep you spellbound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spell Bound (jeu vidéo, 1990) — Spell Bound Éditeur Psygnosis (Psyclapse) Développeur WJS Design Concepteur Paul Hoggart Wayne J. Smithson Date de sortie 1990 Genre Plates formes, action …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Spell-bound Scholar — is a fantasy novel by American author Christopher Stasheff, published in 1999. It is the third book in the Heirs to the Warlock series …   Wikipedia

  • spell|bind — «SPEHL BYND», transitive verb, bound, bind|ing. to make spellbound; fascinate; enchant …   Useful english dictionary

  • spell — spell1 spellable, adj. /spel/, v., spelled or spelt, spelling. v.t. 1. to name, write, or otherwise give the letters, in order, of (a word, syllable, etc.): Did I spell your name right? 2. (of letters) to form (a word, syllable, etc.): The… …   Universalium

  • Culture-bound syndrome — In medicine and medical anthropology, a culture bound syndrome, culture specific syndrome or folk illness is a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms that are considered to be a recognizable disease only within a specific society or… …   Wikipedia

  • spellbound — spell•bound [[t]ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd[/t]] adj. held by or as if by a spell; enchanted: a spellbound audience[/ex] • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • spellbound — spell|bound [ˈspelbaund] adj extremely interested in something you are listening to ▪ King Lear still holds audiences spellbound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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