gorgonize

[ gawr-guh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object),gor·gon·ized, gor·gon·iz·ing.
  1. to affect as a Gorgon; hypnotize; petrify: She felt trapped and totally helpless in his gorgonizing stare.

Origin of gorgonize

1
First recorded in 1600–10; Gorgon + -ize
  • Also especially British, gor·gon·ise .

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