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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appall  \Ap*pall"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  grow  faint;  to  become  weak;  to  become  dismayed  or 
  discouraged.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  2.  To  lose  flavor  or  become  stale.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appall  \Ap*pall"\,  n. 
  Terror;  dismay.  [Poet.]  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appall  \Ap*pall"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Appalled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Appalling}.]  [OF.  appalir  to  grow  pale,  make  pale;  a  (L. 
  ad)  +  p[^a]lir  to  grow  pale,  to  make  pale,  p[^a]le  pale.  See 
  Pale,  a.,  and  cf  {Pall}.] 
  1.  To  make  pale;  to  blanch.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  answer  that  ye  made  to  me  my  dear,  .  .  .  Hath 
  so  appalled  my  countenance.  --Wyatt. 
 
  2.  To  weaken;  to  enfeeble;  to  reduce;  as  an  old  appalled 
  wight.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Wine,  of  its  own  nature,  will  not  congeal  and 
  freeze,  only  it  will  lose  the  strength,  and  become 
  appalled  in  extremity  of  cold.  --Holland. 
 
  3.  To  depress  or  discourage  with  fear;  to  impress  with  fear 
  in  such  a  manner  that  the  mind  shrinks,  or  loses  its 
  firmness;  to  overcome  with  sudden  terror  or  horror;  to 
  dismay;  as  the  sight  appalled  the  stoutest  heart. 
 
  The  house  of  peers  was  somewhat  appalled  at  this 
  alarum.  --Clarendon. 
 
  Syn:  To  dismay;  terrify;  daunt;  frighten;  affright;  scare; 
  depress.  See  {Dismay}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appall 
  v  1:  strike  with  disgust  or  revulsion;  "The  scandalous  behavior 
  of  this  married  woman  shocked  her  friends"  [syn:  {shock}, 
  {offend},  {scandalize},  {appal},  {outrage}] 
  2:  fill  with  apprehension  or  alarm  [syn:  {dismay},  {alarm},  {appal}, 
  {horrify}] 




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