C16: from Latin transfīgere to pierce through, from trans- + fīgere to thrust in
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Word forms: transfixes, transfixing, transfixed
If you are transfixed by something, it captures all of your interest or attention, so that you are unable to think of anything else or unable to act. [beV-ed] ⇒ We were all transfixed by the images of the war.
transfixedgraded adjective & adjective [v-link ADJ, ADJ after v] ⇒ Her eyes were transfixed with terror. ⇒ For hours he stood transfixed.