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ter|ri|fy|ing|ly
ter|ri|fy|ing|ly «TEHR uh FY ihng lee», adverb.
in a terrifying manner; to a terrifying degree: »

Aunt Kate yelled terrifyingly from the back of the hall “I'm going to tell your mother” (Time). It includes some terrifyingly vivid writing (Anthony West). Much refuse from fission is low-level and short-lived but about one-third of it is terrifyingly radioactive (Newsweek).


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  • af|ter|rip|en|ing — «AF tuhr RY puh nihng, AHF », noun. the further development of seeds or fruits by enzymatic action after harvesting or picking: »Other seeds will only begin to germinate after a certain period from harvesting has elapsed, this being generally… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ing — aborn·ing; aw·ing; bear·ing; be·ing; bell·ing; berth·ing; bind·ing; boul·der·ing; brok·ing; brown·ing; cheese·par·ing; cleans·ing; clos·ing; con·cern·ing; con·sid·er·ing; cop·ing; cov·er·ing; crack·ing; crown·ing; duck·ing; dur·ing; en·dur·ing;… …   English syllables

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  • ter´ror|iz´er — ter|ror|ize «TEHR uh ryz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to fill with terror: »The sight of the growling dog terrorized the little child. SYNONYM(S): terrify. 2. to rule or subdue by causing terror. SYNONYM(S): browbeat, intimidate.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter´ror|i|za´tion — ter|ror|ize «TEHR uh ryz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to fill with terror: »The sight of the growling dog terrorized the little child. SYNONYM(S): terrify. 2. to rule or subdue by causing terror. SYNONYM(S): browbeat, intimidate.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter|ror|ize — «TEHR uh ryz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to fill with terror: »The sight of the growling dog terrorized the little child. SYNONYM(S): terrify. 2. to rule or subdue by causing terror. SYNONYM(S): browbeat, intimidate. –ter´ror|i|za´tion …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter´e|bra´tion — ter|e|brate «TEHR uheh brayt», transitive verb, intransitive verb, brat|ed, brat|ing. to bore or perforate. ╂[< Latin terebrāre (with English ate1)] –ter´e|bra´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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