gorgonize

[ gawr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˈgɔr gəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), gor·gon·ized, gor·gon·iz·ing.

to affect as a Gorgon; hypnotize; petrify: She felt trapped and totally helpless in his gorgonizing stare.

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Also especially British, gor·gon·ise .

Origin of gorgonize

First recorded in 1600–10; Gorgon + -ize

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