Petrify

• (v. t.) To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone or stony substance. • (v. i.) To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits. • (v. t.) To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart. Young. • (v. i.) Fig.: To...
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petrify

1. To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone or stony substance. 'A river that petrifies any sort of wood or leaves.' (Kirwan) ... 2. To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart. Young. 'Petrifying accuracy.' 'And petrify a genius to a dunce.' (Pope) 'The poor, pet...
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Petrify

Pet'ri·fy intransitive verb 1. To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits. 2. Fig.: To become stony, callous, or obdurate. « Like Niobe we marble grow, And petrify with grief.» Dryden.
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Petrify

Pet'ri·fy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Petrified ; present participle & verbal noun Petrifying .] [ Latin petra rock, Greek ... (akin to ... a stone) + -fy : confer French pétrifier . Confer Pa...
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petrify

change into stone
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petrify

to make hard rocklike 
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petrify

[v] - cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned
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