HyperDic: petrify

English > 3 senses of the word petrify:
VERBchangepetrifycause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned / stunned
changepetrify, lapidifychange into stone
changepetrify, rigidify, ossifymake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern
petrify > pronunciation
Soundspeh'trahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > petrify: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned / stunned.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderdeaden, bluntmake less lively, intense, or vigorous
Spanishpetrificar
Catalanpetrificar
English > petrify: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningchange into stone.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymlapidify
Broaderfossilize, fossiliseconvert to a fossil
Spanishlapidificar, petrificarse, petrificar
Catalanlapidificar, petrificar-se, petrificar
Nounspetrifactiona rock created by petrifaction
petrifaction, petrificationthe process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
English > petrify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "slogans petrify our thinking"
Synonymsrigidify, ossify
Broaderstiffenmake stiff or stiffer

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