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English definition of “transfix”

transfix

verb [T] uk   /trænsˈfɪks/ literary us  

transfix verb [T] (UNABLE TO MOVE)

to make a person or animal unable to move or stop looking at something because they are so interested, surprised, or frightened: The conference delegates were transfixed by her speech.

transfix verb [T] (POINTED OBJECT)

to push a long, pointed object through someone or something: A body lay in the corner, transfixed by a spear.
transfixed
adjective uk   /-ˈfɪkst/ us  
Rabbits transfixed in the glare of car headlights are common victims on the roads.
(Definition of transfix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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