gorgonize

[gawr-guh-nahyz]

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

to affect as a Gorgon; hypnotize; petrify.

Also especially British, gor·gon·ise.

Origin of gorgonize

First recorded in 1600–10; Gorgon + -ize
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