Enamor En*am"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science. [Written also {enamour}.] [1913 Webster]

Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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