What does the word enchain mean?

Usage examples for enchain

  1. Her thoughts seemed to enchain the power of speech. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  2. Why do we enchain the furious madman? – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  3. Upon this vast expanse there were no details to enchain attention, blocking the rhythm of the eye; no points of interest stood up, as in mere 'scenery, ' to fasten feeling to a limited area. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood