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pet·ri·fy

 (pĕt′rə-fī′)
tr.v. pet·ri·fied, pet·ri·fy·ing, pet·ri·fies
1. To convert (wood or other organic matter) into a stony replica by petrifaction.
2. To cause to lose vitality or become impervious to change; deaden: a routine that petrified her thinking.
3. To stun or paralyze with terror; daze.

[Middle English petrifien, to harden, from Old French petrifier : Latin petra, rock (from Greek petrā; see per- in Indo-European roots) + Old French -fier, -fy.]

petrified

(ˈpɛtrɪfaɪd)
adj
1. stunned or dazed with horror, fear, etc: I've always been petrified of the dark..
2. (Geological Science) geology (of organic material) converted into a fossilized form by impregnation with dissolved minerals so that the original appearance is preserved
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petrified

adjective
1. terrified, horrified, shocked, frozen, stunned, appalled, numb, dazed, speechless, aghast, dumbfounded, stupefied, scared stiff, scared shitless (taboo slang), terror-stricken, shit-scared (taboo slang) He was petrified at the thought of having to make a speech.
2. fossilized, ossified, rocklike a block of petrified wood
Translations
ztuhlý strachy
forstenet
kauhun lamaannuttama
prestravljen
すくむ
놀라서 멍해진
vettskrämd
ทำให้ตกตะลึงเพราะความกลัว
chết điếng người

petrified

[ˈpetrɪfaɪd] ADJpetrificado

petrified

[ˈpɛtrɪfaɪd] adj (= terrified) → pétrifié(e)
I was absolutely petrified → J'étais absolument pétrifié.
to be petrified of sth → avoir une peur bleue de qch

petrified

adj
(lit)versteinert; as though petrifiedwie erstarrt
(fig) I was petrified (with fear)ich war starr vor Schrecken; she is petrified of spiderssie hat panische Angst vor Spinnen; to be petrified of doing somethingpanische Angst davor haben, etw zu tun

petrified

[ˈpɛtrɪˌfaɪd] adjterrorizzato/a
to be petrified (with fear) → restare impietrito/a (per la paura)

petrified

مُتَحَجِّرٌ ztuhlý strachy forstenet versteinert αποσβολωμένος petrificado kauhun lamaannuttama pétrifié prestravljen pietrificato すくむ 놀라서 멍해진 doodsbang forsteinet sparaliżowany apavorado оцепеневший vettskrämd ทำให้ตกตะลึงเพราะความกลัว ödü kopmak chết điếng người 吓呆了的

petrified

a. petrificado-a, convertido-a en piedra.
References in classic literature ?
He said the most of Sir Dinadan's jokes were rotten and the rest were petrified.
The little noises died down in my throat, and I sat as one petrified.
In bony, ribby regions of the earth, where at the base of high broken cliffs masses of rock lie strewn in fantastic groupings upon the plain, you will often discover images as of the petrified forms of the Leviathan partly merged in grass, which of a windy day breaks against them in a surf of green surges.
Why, I felt petrified with astonishment--although, in view of the fact that you had failed me for four days, I had been expecting some such extraordinary occurrence.
How different is this marvel observed from a raft, from what it is when one observes it through the dingy windows of a railway-station in some wretched village while he munches a petrified sandwich and waits for the train.
For one moment her petrified gaze fixed itself there.
With Tom it was awful; it 'most petrified him to think maybe he had got his uncle into a thousand times more trouble than ever, and maybe it wouldn't ever happened if he hadn't been so ambitious to get celebrated, and let the corpse alone the way the others done.
Then the iron of the picks struck upon the hard bed of the soil; a kind of rock formed of petrified shells, very dry, very solid, and which the picks could with difficulty penetrate.
The old lady stood petrified with astonishment, peering over her glasses; Tom lay on the floor expiring with laughter.
But surely," said she, "I may enter his county without impunity, and rob it of a few petrified spars without his perceiving me.
Both creatures were petrified into the mutual stare that is of the hunter and the hunted, the preyer and the prey, the meat-eater and the meat.
Naturally enough, I stood petrified with astonishment.