transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1609 to have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on ; stupefy, petrify

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  • Gorgonize — Gor gon*ize, v. t. To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to petrify. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorgonize — [gôr′gən īz΄] vt. gorgonized, gorgonizing [ GORGON + IZE] to petrify or stupefy, as with a look …   English World dictionary

  • gorgonize — /gawr geuh nuyz /, v.t., gorgonized, gorgonizing. to affect as a Gorgon; hypnotize; petrify. Also, esp. Brit., gorgonise. [1600 10; GORGON + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gorgonize — verb To stupefy, paralyze or petrify See Also: gorgon …   Wiktionary

  • gorgonize — v. stun, paralyze with fear, petrify; have a stupefying effect on; mesmerize a person; have an effect of a Gorgon upon; turn into stone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gorgonize — gor·gon·ize …   English syllables

  • gorgonize — gor•gon•ize [[t]ˈgɔr gəˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing to affect as a Gorgon might; hypnotize; petrify • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • gorgonize — v.tr. (also ise) 1 stare at like a gorgon. 2 paralyse with terror etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • gorgon —   n. extremely ugly or terrifying woman.    ♦ gorgonian, a.; n. form of horny coral.    ♦ gorgonize, v.t. transfix with stare; petrify …   Dictionary of difficult words

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