Horrify Hor"ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Horrified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Horrifying}.] [L. horrificare. See {Horrific}.] To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders. --E. Irving. [1913 Webster]

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