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appalverb [T]

(-ll-) UK (US appall) uk   /əˈpɔːl/  us   /əˈpɑːl/
to make someone have strong feelings of shock or of disapproval: I was appalled at/by the lack of staff in the hospital. The state of the kitchen appalled her.

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adjective uk   /əˈpɔːld/  us   /əˈpɑːld/
an appalled silence/fascination
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