\Spell”bound`\, a. Bound by, or as by, a spell.


adj : having your attention fixated as though by a spell [syn: fascinated, hypnotized, mesmerized, transfixed]

Past tense of spellbind.

spellq·bound Pronunciation Key (spe~lbound)
v. adj.


Entranced by or as if by a spell; fascinated.


tr.v. spellq·bound, (-bound) spellq·bindq·ing, spellq·binds


To hold under or as if under a spell; enchant or fascinate.

[Back-formation from spellbound.]

spellbindingq·ly adv.

Spellbind \Spell”bind`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spellbound; p. pr. & vb. n. Spellbinding.] To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign. — Spell\”bind`er, n.