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horrify

[ hawr-uh-fahy, hor- ]
/ 藞h蓴r 蓹藢fa瑟, 藞h蓲r- /
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verb (used with object), hor路ri路fied, hor路ri路fy路ing.
to cause to feel horror; strike with horror: The accident horrified us all.
to distress greatly; shock or dismay: She was horrified by the price of the house.
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Origin of horrify

1785鈥95; <Latin horrific膩re to cause horror, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horr膿re to bristle with fear; see horrendous) + -fic膩re-fy

OTHER WORDS FROM horrify

hor路ri路fi路ca路tion, nounhor路ri路fy路ing路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for horrify

horrify
/ (藞h蓲r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to cause feelings of horror in; terrify; frighten
to dismay or shock greatly

Derived forms of horrify

horrification, noun
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