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).

[< spell 2 + bound 1]

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