The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
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To make or become numb.
To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.
To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation.
To become solid:
(Intransitive) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
To warn of approaching danger
The definition of astonish is to amaze someone.
To make callous
To fill with horror or dismay; shock
To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
To cause to feel horror
To prevent the movement of (a limb or joint) with splints or a cast
To make unable to move or act:
To daze or render senseless, as by a blow or loud noise.
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
(Intransitive) To become calm.
(Law) To help; aid
To be agreeable; give pleasure; satisfy
To dissolve; disintegrate
To form into a cake, or mass.
To build, treat, or cover with hard, strong conglomerate construction material.
To solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing
To remove moisture from.
To make hard; harden:
To fix at a given amount:
To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
Without a break or opening; completely or continuously:
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
To change into bone; become bony.
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