Petrify Synonyms and Antonyms

pĕt'rə-fī'

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Synonyms for Petrify

To make or become numb.
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To become solid:
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.
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To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation.
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(Intransitive) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
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To warn of approaching danger
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The definition of astonish is to amaze someone.
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To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
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To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
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To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
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To make unable to move or act:
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To daze or render senseless, as by a blow or loud noise.
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To prevent the movement of (a limb or joint) with splints or a cast
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To form into a cake, or mass.
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To build, treat, or cover with hard, strong conglomerate construction material.
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To solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing
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To remove moisture from.
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To make hard; harden:
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To fix at a given amount:
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To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
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To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
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To fill with horror or dismay; shock
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(Intransitive) to become a fossil
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To cause to feel horror
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To make rigid, to cause to be or become rigid.
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To change into bone; become bony.
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Antonyms for Petrify

(Intransitive) To become calm.
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To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
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(Law) To help; aid
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To be agreeable; give pleasure; satisfy
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To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).
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To dissolve; disintegrate
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Words Related to Petrify

The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
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To make callous
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Without a break or opening; completely or continuously:
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To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
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