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APPALL', verb transitive [Latin palleo, to become pale. See Pale.]

1. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear, in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.

2. To reduce, allay or destroy; as, to appall thirst. [Unusual.]

APPALL', verb intransitive To grow faint; to be dismayed.