What Does Petrified Mean?


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Petrified is a word that you can use as an adjective to convey the idea of being extremely frightened. The synonymous term that you can use for the word is terrified and the context that can make the meaning of the word crystal clear is given below: When they were taken in the ghetto they were petrified with fear. The above-mentioned sentence says that the people were so frightened that they were not even able to think anything nor they could move.

Sometimes the word is being used for trees and insects also that have died and their form is changed into stone after a long period of time. But when you are using the word in this context make sure that you are using it only before noun. You can say a petrified trees or a petrified forest also.

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