incantation [in΄kan tā′shən, in΄kəntā′shən]
[ME incantacion < OFr incantation < LL incantatio < pp. of L incantare < in- (intens.) + cantare: see CHANT]
1. the chanting of words or formulas that are believed to cast a spell or perform other magic
2. words or a formula so chanted
incantatory [inkan′tə tôr΄ē]

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