Meaning of “horrify” in the English Dictionary

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horrifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈhɔr·əˌfɑɪ, ˈhɑr-/

to cause someone to experience shock, fear, or disgust:

The public was horrified by the amount of pollution in the lake.
fig. He was horrified to find that I had never been to a county fair.
adjective us /ˈhɔr·əˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ, ˈhɑr-/

We saw some horrifying pictures of the effects of the storm.

(Definition of “horrify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)