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 for Petrified
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  petrified \petrified\ adj.
     1. Converted into stone.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     2. Converted into a mineral; as, petrified wood.
  
     Syn: mineralized.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. Same as terrified; as, petrified by the sight of the
        approaching bear.
  
     Syn: panicky, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified,
          frightened.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. rendered unable to act due to intense fear. petrified with
        fear
  
     Syn: frozen.
          [PJC]
  
     5. Rendered lifeless or inactive; as, an imagination
        petrified by habitual television viewing.
  
     Syn: frozen; ossified.
          [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Petrify \Pet"ri*fy\ (p[e^]t"r[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Petrified; p. pr. & vb. n. Petrifying.] [L. petra rock,
     Gr. pe`tra (akin to pe`tros a stone) + -fy: cf. F.
     p['e]trifier. Cf. Parrot, Petrel, Pier.]
     1. To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone
        or stony substance; as, petrified wood.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A river that petrifies any sort of wood or leaves.
                                                    --Kirwan.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make callous or obdurate; to transform, as by
        petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart. Young. "Petrifying
        accuracy." --Sir W. Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And petrify a genius to a dunce.      --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A hideous fatalism, which ought, logically, to
              petrify your volition.                --G. Eliot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To paralyze, especially with fear; to stupefy; as, she was
        petrified by the sight of the bear in her tent.
        [PJC]
  
              The poor, petrified journeyman, quite unconscious of
              what he was doing.                    --De Quincey.
        [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "petrified":
     Gothic, Victorian, adamant, adamantine, afraid, aghast,
     alabastrine, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, appalled, archaic,
     asbestine, ashen, astonished, astounded, awed, awestricken,
     awestruck, backed, benumbed, blanched, calcified, callous,
     calloused, case-hardened, classical, confounded, cowed, crusted,
     crusty, crystallized, deadly pale, dumbfounded, dumbstruck,
     flabbergasted, flintlike, flinty, fossil, fossilized, frightened,
     frozen, granitelike, granitic, granulated, graphitic,
     gray with fear, grown old, hardened, hornified, horrified,
     horror-struck, incrusted, indurate, indurated, inorganic,
     intimidated, lapidified, lithic, marblelike, medieval, micaceous,
     mid-Victorian, mineral, numbed, of other times, old-world,
     ossified, pale as death, pallid, panic-stricken, paralyzed,
     petrogenic, reinforced, rigidified, rock, scared stiff,
     scared to death, sclerotic, set, shocked, silicic, slaty,
     solidified, speechless, steeled, stiffened, stone, strengthened,
     stunned, stupefied, sulfuric, sulfurous, superannuated, terrified,
     terror-crazed, terror-haunted, terror-ridden, terror-riven,
     terror-shaken, terror-smitten, terror-stricken, terror-struck,
     terror-troubled, thunderstruck, toughened, undone, unmanned,
     unnerved, unstrung, vitrified
  
  

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