Definition of terrification in US English:

terrification

noun

Scottish
  • The action of terrifying someone; the fact or condition of being terrified, consternation; a state of terror or alarm.

Origin

Early 17th century. From post-classical Latin terrification-, terrificatio terrifying character from classical Latin terrificāt-, past participial stem of terrificāre + -iō.

Pronunciation

terrification

/ˌtɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/