horrification

noun
hor·ri·fi·ca·tion | \ˌhȯrəfə̇ˈkāshən, ˌhär-\
plural -s

Definition of horrification 

1 : the act of horrifying or condition of being horrified

2 : something that horrifies his two overcoats making him look like a mountain of horrification— Arthur Miller

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Latin horrificare to horrify + English -tion

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