petrify

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To harden organic matter by permeating with water and depositing dissolved minerals
To produce rigidness akin to stone
To immobilize with fright
to convert into a substance of stony hardness and character
{v} to change to stone, to become stone
To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits
To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart
cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking
If something petrifies you, it makes you feel very frightened. Prison petrifies me and I don't want to go there. = terrify + petrifying pet·ri·fy·ing I found the climb absolutely petrifying. = terrifying
make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking"
{f} make into stone; turn into stone; stiffen, make hard; paralyze with fear
To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone or stony substance
To become stony, callous, or obdurate
change into stone; "the wood petrified with time"
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Present participle of petrify
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A fossil that has turned to stone As the organic material decays, it is slowly replaced by minerals, leaving a cast in stone of the organism or some of its parts
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converted into a mineral; "petrified wood"
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A process of fossilization in which the cells of an organism are replaced by minerals
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so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
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If you are petrified, you are extremely frightened, perhaps so frightened that you cannot think or move. I've always been petrified of being alone Most people seem to be petrified of snakes. = terrified
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adj describes an organic object that has been turned to stone, such as wood, by fossilization processes See Permineralized
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{s} dumbfounded; frightened; silenced by fear; turned to stone as a result of mineral-laden water (about wood)
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converted into stone
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(3 syl ) The petrified city Ishmonie, in Upper Egypt, is so called from the number of petrified bodies of men, women, and children to be seen there (Latin, petra-fio, to become rock )
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A petrified plant or animal has died and has gradually turned into stone. a block of petrified wood
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{s} fossilizing, making into stone; paralyzing; terrifying, frightening
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Causing immense fear; immobilising with fright; scary; frightening; terrifying
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paralyzing with terror
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