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petrify

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petrify/ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ/verb
petrifiespetrifiedpetrifying
petrify
/ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ/
verb
petrifiespetrifiedpetrifying
Learner's definition of PETRIFY  
[+ object]  : to make (someone) very afraid
technical  : to slowly change (something, such as wood) into stone or a substance like stone over a very long period of time
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[no object]
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