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gorgonize (verb), gorgonizes; gorgonized; gorgonizing
1. To paralyze or to petrify with fear: People or animals can be gorgonized by something that scares them so much that they lose all control of their senses and can't move.
2. Etymology: from Gorgon in the Greek myths consisting of three sisters having snakes for hair and faces so horrible that anyone who looked at them turned to stone out of terror.
To have a paralyzing effect as a result of extreme fear.
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To stupefy or petrify with a look.
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To stupefy, to disable, or to make powerless with dread and to be panic-stricken. (2)