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petrify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word petrify

(verb) cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
Example Sentence
  • The horror petrified his feelings
  • Fear petrified her thinking

(verb) change into stone
Synonyms : lapidify
Example Sentence
  • the wood petrified with time

(verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
Synonyms : ossify , rigidify
Example Sentence
  • rigidify the training schedule
  • ossified teaching methods
  • slogans petrify our thinking

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for petrify

sounds like PATHARify (hindi pathar-stone)hence, the word.
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by userdce

killing a pet with a riffle (by being STONE hearted)
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by Swetha259

petrify sounds like stupefy remember harrypotter
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patri(stone)..the disease of stone in hindi is called PATRI which is nothing but a stone
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by artificialankit

petIFY -> ossIFY
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by rafiul208

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