Petrify

Pet"ri*fy

, v. i. 1. To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits.
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2. Fig.: To become stony, callous, or obdurate.
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Like Niobe we marble grow,
And petrify with grief.
Dryden.
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