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petrify

verb

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  1. to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality <groupthink and peer pressure have so petrified the thinking of the company's top brass that they haven't produced an innovative product in years> Synonyms castrate, damp, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, dehydrateRelated Words burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify


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