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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned; Make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; Change into stone.

Usage examples (36)
  • Lava can petrify trees.
  • The build-up of petrify occurs when petrify is churned in colder weather.
  • TIFF image. iBlaze 3.0 now allows you to "petrify" an electronic document as either color or black & white.
  • His utterance ceased, and he seemed suddenly to petrify. for more
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