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PETRIFIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does petrified mean? 

PETRIFIED (adjective)
  The adjective PETRIFIED has 3 senses:

1. converted into stone
2. converted into a mineral
3. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror

  Familiarity information: PETRIFIED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PETRIFIED (adjective)


Sense 1petrified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Converted into stone

Similar:

hard (resisting weight or pressure)


Sense 2petrified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Converted into a mineral

Synonyms:

mineralized; petrified

Context example:

petrified wood

Similar:

mineral (of or containing or derived from minerals)


Sense 3petrified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror

Synonyms:

numb; petrified

Context examples:

petrified with fear / she was petrified by the eerie sound / too numb with fear to move

Similar:

afraid (filled with fear or apprehension)


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