Definition of Petrifying in English :

Define Petrifying in English

Petrifying meaning in English

Meaning of Petrifying in English

Pronunciation of Petrifying in English

Petrifying pronunciation in English

Pronounce Petrifying in English


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1. petrifying

paralyzing with terror

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see synonyms of petrifying
stunning or dazing with horror, fear, etc
I found the climb absolutely petrifying.

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see synonyms of petrifying
tr.v. pet·ri·fied, pet·ri·fy·ing, pet·ri·fies
1. To convert (wood or other organic matter) into a stony replica by petrifaction.
2. To cause to lose vitality or become impervious to change; deaden: a routine that petrified her thinking.
3. To stun or paralyze with terror; daze.

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