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ensorcell (third-person singular simple present ensorcells, present participle ensorcelling, simple past and past participle ensorcelled)

  1. (transitive) To bewitch or enchant.
    • 1991, Joel Streicker, Sentiment and self-interest: constructing class and gender identities in Cartagena, Colombia, Volume 1, Stanford University, page 158,
      Juana Maria did not explain why the father had ensorcelled her nephew, though others told me he did it because the nephew had "damaged" ["deflowered"] the girl and then refused to marry her.
    • 2000, Christopher O. Davis, Death in Abeyance: Illness and Therapy Among the Tabwa of Central Africa, Edinburgh University Press, page 140,
      She joked about her previous suspicions of sorcery, saying that one claims one has been ensorcelled, but, really, the sorcery was one's own body.
    • 2011, James H. Sweet, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World, University of North Carolina Press, page 208,
      Manuel Mestre, for example, suspected Dias of ensorcelling people in the past.
    • 2016 November 7, Heather Schwedel, “Let Rachel McAdams Time-travel!”, in Slate[1], archived from the original on 14 September 2017:
      In Doctor Strange, which ensorcelled the forces of the universe to the tune of $85 million at the box office this weekend, love interest Rachel McAdams is “wasted,” lamented Slate’s Jacob Brogan in his review of the movie. McAdams plays an emergency room doctor, which is pretty cool … but not as cool as the ability to manipulate time, which is among Doctor Strange’s superhero powers—so it’s no wonder Benedict Cumberbatch gets to have all the fun in the movie. Perhaps this will teach McAdams once and for all: Girl, stop playing second fiddle to time-traveling men.
  2. (transitive) To bind or wrap with a thrown rope.

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