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petrified

Pronunciation: /ˈpetrəfaɪd; ˈpetrɪfaɪd/

Translation of petrified in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (terrified) muerto de miedo
    Example sentences
    • I seriously can't cope with them - I'm petrified.
    • A Director of Nursing learns of a records falsification by a young nurse, who is petrified of having made a mistake.
    • I was always petrified - there don't have to be terrorists.
    1.2 [Geology/Geología] petrificado
    Example sentences
    • Just off the road, the Aztec sandstone outcrops at Redstone Picnic Area are actually petrified sand dunes.
    • Figures 24-26 are postcards advertising three petrified wood localities in the Dakotas.
    • Riding through a homogenous ocean of petrified clay, we arrive at a remote campsite set within a cluster of trees.

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