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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To have a paralyzing or stupefying effect on.

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  • v. To stupefy, paralyze or petrify

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to petrify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To affect as a Gorgon; turn into stone; petrify. Also spelled gorgonise.

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  • To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to
    petrify. R.

    June 7, 2008