What does the word enchain mean?

Usage examples for enchain

  1. Why do we enchain the furious madman? – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  2. 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