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Verb: transfix  tranz'fiks
  1. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    "The snake charmer transfixes the cobra";
    - fascinate, grip, spellbind
  2. Pierce with a sharp stake or point
    "transfix a shrimp on a skewer";
    - impale, empale, spike

Derived forms: transfixed, transfixes, transfixing

Type of: interest, pierce, thrust

Encyclopedia: Transfix