Ter·ri·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terrified p. pr. & vb. n. Terrifying ]
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.
adj : thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became
panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before
each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken
crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted" [syn: panicky, panicked,
panic-stricken, panic-struck, frightened]
v : fill with terror; frighten greatly [syn: terrorize, terrorise]