petrify


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petrify

(pĕt′rĭ-fī)
To convert into stone; make rigid.
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On the other hand, she prays to God and pleads, "God, petrify either me or the dragon." The prayer of the old woman is accepted, and the dragon is petrified at the last point that it could advance before reaching the old woman.
Realizing that she would not survive the dragon's attack, she prayed to God and said, "Petrify the dragon and turn me into a fountain." God accepted the prayer of the girl.