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1. petrify

verb. ['ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ'] cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned.

Synonyms

  • deaden

Antonyms

  • stay
  • indirect

Etymology

  • petrificare (Malayalam)
  • petra (Latin)

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Rhymes with Petrify

  • acidify
  • amplify
  • beatify
  • calcify
  • certify
  • clarify
  • classify
  • codify
  • crucify
  • decertify
  • declassify
  • deify
  • demystify
  • detoxify
  • dignify
  • disqualify
  • diversify
  • diversify
  • falsify
  • glorify

How do you pronounce petrify?

Pronounce petrify as ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ.

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Sentences with petrify


1. Verb, base form
Sodium silicate is just one of several dissolved mineral compounds used to petrify wood.

2. petrify

verb. ['ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ'] make rigid and set into a conventional pattern.

Synonyms

  • rigidify
  • ossify

Antonyms

  • sensitize
  • sensitise
  • conditional

Etymology

  • petrificare (Malayalam)
  • petra (Latin)

3. petrify

verb. ['ˈpɛtrəˌfaɪ'] change into stone.

Synonyms

  • lapidify
  • fossilise

Antonyms

  • pointed
  • sharp
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • petrificare (Malayalam)
  • petra (Latin)
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