transfixion /trans fik"sheuhn/, n.
/trans fiks"/, v.t., transfixed or fixt, fixing.
1. to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.
2. to pierce through with or as if with a pointed weapon; impale.
3. to hold or fasten with or on something that pierces.
[1580-90; < L transfixus (ptp. of transfigere to pierce through), equiv. to trans- TRANS- + fig(ere) to pierce + -sus, var. of -tus ptp. suffix]
Syn. 1. fascinate, spellbind, engross, captivate, enthrall.

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