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petrified

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Adjective petrified has 3 senses
  1. petrified - converted into stone
    Antonym:
    soft (indirect, via hard)
  2. petrified, mineralized - converted into a mineral; "petrified wood"
    Antonym: animal (indirect, via vegetable, mineral)
    Antonym: vegetable (indirect, via mineral, animal)
  3. petrified, numb - so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
    Antonyms: unafraid, fearless (indirect, via afraid)
Verb petrify has 3 senses
  1. petrify - cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking"
    --1 is one way to
    deaden, blunt
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. lapidify, petrify - change into stone; "the wood petrified with time"
    --2 is one way to fossilize, fossilise
    Derived forms: noun petrifaction1, noun petrifaction2, noun petrification1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. rigidify, ossify, petrify - make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
    --3 is one way to stiffen
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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