Entrance En*trance", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entranced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entrancing}.] [Pref. en- + trance.] 1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects. [1913 Webster]

Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore from field and to the bed conveyed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm. [1913 Webster]

And I so ravished with her heavenly note, I stood entranced, and had no room for thought. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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