Circean
Circean Cir*ce"an, a. [L. Circaeus.] Having the characteristics of Circe, daughter of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, who first charmed her victims and then changed them to the forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious; as, a Circean draught. [1913 Webster]

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  • circean — a. Magical, enchanting, spell binding, brutifying …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • circean — cir·ce·an …   English syllables

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