Petrify means: West-Central Scotland: To exaggerate, embellish and generalize the meaning of a story. Often, this can lead to the loss of the truth. (in Community Dictionary, added by Londyn Li)

What else does Petrify mean?

  • Petrifaction is the process of converting wood or organic matter into a stony replica. (in AZ Dictionary)
  • A condition that causes one to become numb or unable to adapt to changes. (in AZ Dictionary)
  • A technique to paralyze or stun with terror. (in AZ Dictionary)