tr.v. gor·gon·ized, gor·gon·iz·ing, gor·gon·iz·es
To have a paralyzing or stupefying effect on.
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(ˈɡɔːɡəˌnaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to turn to stone
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(ˈgɔr gəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to affect as a Gorgon might; hypnotize; petrify.
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- To stare at with a petrifying look.
See also related terms for stare.
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