from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
- transitive v. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to feel horror; strike or impress with horror.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
Latin horrificāre, from horrificus, horrific; see horrific.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
horror + -ify. 1791, in form horrifying. (Wiktionary)