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pet•ri•fy



Pronunciation: (pe'tru-fī"), [key]
v., -fied, -fy•ing.


v.t.
1. to convert into stone or a stony substance.
2. to benumb or paralyze with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion: I was petrified with fear.
3. to make rigid or inert; harden; deaden: The tragedy in his life petrified his emotions.

v.i.
to become petrified.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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