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    petrify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word petrify

    (verb) cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    Example Sentence
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking
    (verb) change into stone
    Synonyms : lapidify
    Example Sentence
    • the wood petrified with time
    (verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
    Synonyms : ossify , rigidify
    Example Sentence
    • rigidify the training schedule
    • ossified teaching methods
    • slogans petrify our thinking
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for petrify

sounds like PATHARify (hindi pathar-stone)hence, the word.

killing a pet with a riffle (by being STONE hearted)

petrify sounds like stupefy remember harrypotter

patri(stone)..the disease of stone in hindi is called PATRI which is nothing but a stone

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petIFY -> ossIFY

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