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hor·ri·fy

horrify

 
 
pronunciation:
hor ih faI [or] ha rih faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: horrifies, horrifying, horrified
definition: to cause feelings of horror in; frighten, shock, or appall.
The grisly accident horrified the witnesses.The memories of what he'd seen in the war horrified him.
similar words:
appall, revolt
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derivations: horrified (adj.), horrifyingly (adv.)
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