(noun, verb)


1. (linguistics) A discontinuous affix, which occurs at more than one position in a word, typical of Semitic languages.


1. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

Similar word(s): fascinate, grip, spellbind

Definition categories: emotion, interest

2. pierce with a sharp stake or point

Similar word(s): empale, impale, spike

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust