tr.v. trans·fixed, trans·fix·ing, trans·fix·es
1. To render motionless, as with terror, amazement, or awe: We were transfixed by the beauty of the bird.
2. To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.
[Latin trānsfīgere, trānsfīx- : trāns-, trans- + fīgere, to pierce, fasten; see dhīgw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
trans·fixion (-fĭkshən) n.
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