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Petrify synonyms
pĕt'rə-fī'
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To collect or study minerals.
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  1. To collect or study minerals.
  2. To impregnate (water, etc.) with minerals
  3. To develop or hasten mineral formation.
To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
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  1. To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
  2. To become clear.
  3. To make or become easier to understand
  1. To concentrate; consolidate.
  2. To become solid:
  3. To make solid; convert into a solid body.
To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
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  1. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
  2. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
  3. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
To give warning to:
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  1. To give warning to:
  2. To equip with or protect by an alarm:
  3. To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To fill with sudden wonder or great surprise; amaze
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  1. To fill with sudden wonder or great surprise; amaze
  2. To fill with sudden wonder or amazement.
To cover or fill with a thick layer, as of compacted matter:
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  1. To cover or fill with a thick layer, as of compacted matter:
  2. To form into a hard mass or a crust; solidify or encrust
  3. To become formed into a compact or crusty mass:
To make of, or cover with, concrete
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  1. To make of, or cover with, concrete
  2. To form into a mass; solidify
  3. To build, treat, or cover with hard, strong conglomerate construction material.
To solidify or coagulate:
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  1. To solidify or coagulate:
  2. To cause to solidify or coagulate:
  3. To cause to come together to form a whole or produce a result:
(Intransitive, figuratively) To cease or cause to cease.
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  1. (Intransitive, figuratively) To cease or cause to cease.
  2. To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
  3. To become dry:
To become hard or harder.
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  1. To become hard or harder.
  2. To become fixed, settled, or less subject to change:
  3. To rise and become stable. Used of prices.
To cause to be firmly established
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  1. To cause to be firmly established
  2. To grow hard; harden.
  3. To become firmly fixed or established.
To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
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  1. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. To apply jewels to; stud:
  1. To concentrate; consolidate.
  2. To make or become solid, firm, hard, compact, etc.
  3. To become solid:
To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
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  1. To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
  2. To make numb, especially by cold.
  3. To render senseless or inactive, as from shock or boredom:
To make or become numb.
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  1. To make or become numb.
  2. To cause to become numb.
To make unable to move or act:
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  1. To make unable to move or act:
  2. To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
To overpower or bewilder as by a loud noise or explosion
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  1. To overpower or bewilder as by a loud noise or explosion
  2. To stupefy, as with the emotional impact of an experience; astound.
  3. To daze or render senseless, as by a blow or loud noise.
To amaze; astonish:
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  1. To amaze; astonish:
  2. To bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic
  3. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze:
To lose vigor or freshness; become wasted or decayed
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  1. To lose vigor or freshness; become wasted or decayed
  2. To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
  3. To cause to quail or feel abashed, as by a scornful glance
Find another word for petrify. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for petrify, like: mineralize, clarify, solidify, startle, alarm, astonish, harden, frighten, cake, concrete and congeal.