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Definition of "petrifying" [petrifying]

  • Causing immense fear; immobilising with fright; scary; frightening; terrifying (adjective)
  • Present participle of petrify. (verb)

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Use "petrifying" in a sentence
  • "Such are popularly known as petrifying springs, although they merely incrust the objects and do not convert them into stone."
  • "'A reed shaken with the wind, 'and without substance or solidity to resist, may be placed in what is called a petrifying well, and, by the infiltration of stony substance into its structure, may be turned into a rigid mass, like a little bar of iron."
  • "He halted and watched the young ones "petrifying" and disappearing on the ground before his eyes, and listening to the anxious calls of the old ones hidden in the thickets."
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