gorgonize

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gor·gon·ize

 (gôr′gə-nīz′)
tr.v. gor·gon·ized, gor·gon·iz·ing, gor·gon·iz·es
To have a paralyzing or stupefying effect on.

gorgonize

(ˈɡɔːɡəˌnaɪz) or

gorgonise

vb (tr)
to turn to stone

gor•gon•ize

(ˈgɔr gəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to affect as a Gorgon might; hypnotize; petrify.
[1600–10]

gorgonize

- To stare at with a petrifying look.
See also related terms for stare.
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The winds of critical consciousness, enervated by outrage at the profligate use of lies and deceptions by the capitalist class--a class that gorgonizes the public through a winner-takes-all market fundamentalism and corporate-driven media spectacles--are stirring up the toxic debris from our austerity-gripped and broken humanity.