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ENCHANTMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enchantment mean? 

ENCHANTMENT (noun)
  The noun ENCHANTMENT has 3 senses:

1. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
2. a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
3. a magical spell

  Familiarity information: ENCHANTMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENCHANTMENT (noun)


Sense 1enchantment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

enchantment; enthrallment; captivation; fascination

Hypernyms ("enchantment" is a kind of...):

liking (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment)


Sense 2enchantment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

spell; trance; enchantment

Hypernyms ("enchantment" is a kind of...):

mental state; psychological state ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enchantment"):

possession (being controlled by passion or the supernatural)

captivation; fascination (the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror))


Sense 3enchantment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A magical spell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

bewitchment; enchantment

Hypernyms ("enchantment" is a kind of...):

black art; black magic; necromancy; sorcery (the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world)


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