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spell

noun [C] (MAGIC)    /spel/
spoken words that are thought to have magical power , or (the condition of being under) the influence or control of such words: The witch cast /put a spell on the prince and he turned into a frog . A beautiful girl would have to kiss him to break (= stop ) the spell. Sleeping Beauty lay under the wicked fairy's spell until the prince woke her with a kiss .Magic
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