1. The act of enchanting; the production of certain wonderful effects by the aid of demons, or the agency of supposed spirits; the use of magic arts, spells, or charms; incantation. "After the last enchantment you did here." (Shak)

2. The effect produced by the act; the state of being enchanted; as, to break an enchantment.

3. That which captivates the heart and senses; an influence or power which fascinates or highly delights. "Such an enchantment as there is in words." (South)

Synonyms: Incantation, necromancy, magic, sorcery, witchcraft, spell, charm, fascination, witchery.

Origin: F. Enchantement.

(01 Mar 1998)