horrify

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horror +‎ -ify. 1791, in form horrifying.[1]

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horrify ‎(third-person singular simple present horrifies, present participle horrifying, simple past and past participle horrified)

  1. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
    The haunted house was horrifying, from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.

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  1. ^ horrify” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).