Meaning of GORGONIZE in English


ˈgȯ(r)gəˌnīz transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Usage: see -ize

Etymology: gorgon + -ize

: to have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect upon : stupefy , petrify

could with a look gorgonize or melt an audience — J.E.Agate

gorgonizing him with her opaque yellow eyes — O.Henry

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