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transfix

 [trans-fiks´]
to pierce through or impale.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trans·fix

(trans'fiks),
To pierce with a sharp instrument.
[L. trans-figo, pp. -fixus, to pierce through, fr. figo, to fasten]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

transfix

(trăns-fĭks′) [″ + figere, to fix]
To pierce through or impale with a sharp instrument.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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In exchanging the temperate eastern seaboard for the more extreme high desert climes of Arizona, Joy, like generations of American artists, poets, writers and architects before him from Georgia O'Keeffe to James Turrell, has been transfixed and lured by the Southwest's intoxicating landscape and light.
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From the way the takeover drama has transfixed people, it would appear that 2005 is the dawn of an era of hostile mergers and acquisitions.