Verb(1) cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned from fright(2) change into stone(3) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
(1) The chemical components used to artificially petrify wood can be found in natural settings around volcanoes and within sedimentary strata.(2) Now my daughter is absolutely petrified of fireworks and of the noises they make.(3) Now he is petrified of fireworks and the noise they make and was prompted to write to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph about his fears.(4) I am petrified of heights and last year did an abseil which I found really scary.(5) He is the oldest brother, and I went to him many, many times, for advice when I was petrified to go talk to my dad.(6) She is absolutely petrified and too afraid to leave her own home.(7) ├ö├ç├┐We were petrified he was going to use the gun,├ö├ç├û she said.(8) As a matter of fact, she was petrified of people informing her of things she had done wrong, even if it came with suggestions on how to improve.(9) My mother is petrified of hospitals and with all the recent bad press I think the look on her face at A&E said it all.(10) Her hair was turned into a mass of poisonous snakes and her general appearance became so horrifying that anyone who looked upon her was petrified with terror.(11) He enjoyed a long career in engineering, particularly involving locomotives, but as a child was petrified of trains.(12) However, politicians are still petrified of being accused of being too soft on drugs.(13) Conventional wisdom would be to go up and talk to her, but I'm petrified of failure.(14) Being young, I was petrified of sitting in the car as it went through the car wash.(15) As the ham was petrified within ├ö├ç├┐historic time├ö├ç├û, it was excluded on the basis of the first of these definitions from being called a fossil.(16) Spotting a snake in the grass is never simple, but it's easier to do, it seems, if you're petrified of serpents.
1. terrify ::
2. lapidify ::
3. rigidify ::
1. brace ::
2. enliven ::
3. invigorate ::
4. quicken ::
5. stimulate ::
6. vitalize ::
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