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terrify

[ ter-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞t蓻r 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), ter路ri路fied, ter路ri路fy路ing.
to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.
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Origin of terrify

1565鈥75; <Latin terrific膩re, equivalent to terr(膿re) to frighten + -ific膩re-ify

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See frighten.

OTHER WORDS FROM terrify

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British Dictionary definitions for terrify

terrify
/ (藞t蓻r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to inspire fear or dread in; frighten greatly

Derived forms of terrify

terrifier, noun

Word Origin for terrify

C16: from Latin terrific膩re, from terr膿re to alarm + facere to cause
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