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石化 [shí huà]  adj.

Literally “petrified”, this Internet slang term is used in a different context: More often than not, it’s used to describe the state of being shocked rather than frightened, and the shock can be caused by embarrassment, amusement, or unexpectedness.

有天奶奶在厨房把新买的砂锅摔坏了,老妈冲进厨房就对奶奶发脾气。我对老妈说:妈,以后我娶媳妇要是敢这样对您,我非揍她不可!老妈瞬间石化了……

One day my paternal grandma broke the brand new casserole pot. My mom rushed into the kitchen and threw a tantrum in the face of Grandma. I told my mom: Mom, if my future wife should treat you like this, I will definitely beat her up! My mom was petrified within a second…