Ter"ri*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terrified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Terrifying (?).] [L. terrere to frighten + -fy: cf. F. terrifier, L. terrificare. See Terrific, and -fy.]

1.

To make terrible.

[Obs.]

If the law, instead of aggravating and terrifying sin, shall give out license, it foils itself. Milton.

2.

To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.

When ye shall hear of wars . . . be not terrified. Luke xxi. 9.

 

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