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From Middle English enchauntement, from Old French enchantement.

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enchantment (countable and uncountable, plural enchantments)

  1. The act of enchanting or the feeling of being enchanted.
    • 1885, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, “Which Treats of the Heroic and Prodigious Battle Don Quixote had with Certain Skins of Red Wine, and Brings the Novel of ‘The Ill-advised Curiosity’ to a Close”, in John Ormsby, transl., The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha [] In Four Vols, volume II, London: Smith, Elder & Co. [], →OCLC, part I, page 175:
      I see now that it's all enchantment in this house; for the last time, on this very spot where I am now, I got ever so many thumps and thwacks without knowing who gave them to me, or being able to see anybody; and now this head is not to be seen anywhere about, though I saw it cut off with my own eyes and the blood running from the body as if from a fountain.
  2. Something that enchants; a magical spell.

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