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petrify

verb

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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

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The first known use of petrify was in the 15th century

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“Petrify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/petrify. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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