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ensorcell \en-SOR-suhl\, transitive verb:

To enchant; to bewitch.

 

That was a very serious accusation to make, and Gruffydd realized he'd gone too far; he had no proof whatsoever that Joanna had ever used the Black Arts to ensorcell his father.

-- Here be Dragons, Sharon Kay Penman

 

Ensorcell comes from Middle French ensorceler, alteration of Old French ensorcerer, from en-, intensive prefix + sorcier, "sorcerer."

 

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