• (adj): So frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror.
    Example: "Petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"
    Synonyms: numb
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on petrified:

Petrifaction - Uses - Architecture
... Petrified wood has also been used in construction ... The Petrified Wood Gas Station, located in Lamar, Colorado, was built in 1932 and consists of walls and floors constructed from pieces of petrified wood over 175 million years old ... Texas began uncovering 115 million year old petrified trees ...
Mississippi Petrified Forest
... Mississippi Petrified Forest is a petrified forest located near Flora, Mississippi in the United States ... an ancient river channel to the current site where they later became petrified ... It is the only petrified forest in the eastern United States ...
Petrified Forest Of Lesbos
... The petrified forest of Lesvos is a petrified forest on Lesvos in Greece ... The petrified forest of Lesvos was formed from the fossilized remains of plants, which can be found in many localities on the western part of Lesvos Island ... is very dense in fossilized tree trunks and forms the Petrified Forest of Lesvos, which is managed by the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest ...
Lake Macquarie Petrified Forest
... The Lake Macquarie Petrified Forest is a petrifed pine tree forest at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia ... The petrified forest was first referred to in print within a grammar of the local Aboriginal people published in Sydney during 1834 by missionary Reverend ...
Petrified (disambiguation)
... Petrified can mean the following Petrifaction, the process in which organic material becomes mineralized and preserved as a pretrified fossil, such as Petrified wood Petrifaction in ...

More definitions of "petrified":

  • (adj): Converted into a mineral.
    Example: "Petrified wood"
    Synonyms: mineralized
  • (adj): Converted into stone.

Famous quotes containing the word petrified:

    In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    New York ... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Yet the wound, O see the wound
    This petrified heart has taken,
    Because, created deathless,
    Nothing but death remained
    To scatter magnificence....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)