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gorgonize

[gawr-guh-nahyz] /ˈgɔr gəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), gorgonized, gorgonizing.
1.
to affect as a Gorgon; hypnotize; petrify.
Also, especially British, gorgonise.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; Gorgon + -ize
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