- vt. 使石化；使发呆
- vi. 石化
cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned;
"The horror petrified his feelings"
"Fear petrified her thinking"
change into stone;
"the wood petrified with time"
make rigid and set into a conventional pattern;
"rigidify the training schedule"
"ossified teaching methods"
"slogans petrify our thinking"