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petrify

(pĕt′rĭ-fī)
To convert into stone; make rigid.
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According to Nesrin Feyzioglu, "Sometimes a curse (imprecation) causes petrifaction; sometimes those who commit sin are petrified by undergoing the wrath of God.
I see a forest of petrified trees; and like the rings that mark every year a tree has lived and grown, if we look closely, we can see our layers of character, wisdom, and experience for each year we have lived here.
Ekta later told that it was her first bike ride ever, as she has always been too petrified to sit pillion on a motorbike.
There is something a little Oz--like about Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park.
Nestled on more than 20 acres in Madison County is a natural history treasure--the Mississippi Petrified Forest--created over time from weather and erosion that have transformed the earth's once-living trees into "stone giants.
Fortunately he was not injured but has described feeling petrified throughout the incident.
Dale Brown said he and his six colleagues were preparing to close McDonald's on Temple Row when youths attacked the doors and windows, leaving them petrified.
The elderly residents have been absolutely petrified.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paleo Lithic Art, specializing in artistic mountings of gem quality dinosaur bone and petrified woods, announces a new art form for discriminating collectors.
According to the poll of more than 970 people, 34 percent are so petrified they put off holding a scary conversation for at least a month--nearly 25 percent have put off the conversation for more than a year.
Scientists discovered the petrified tunnels of a network of water wells at the location of dinosaurs' paths.
I can't do fish and I am petrified of what might be underneath me in the sea" - Britain's double gold medallist Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington (pictured).