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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water without changing the original shape.

Usage examples (35)
  • The same kind of petrifaction is to be seen, it is said, at the hot springs of
  • "A petrifaction was a kind of a hard-wood chemical git-up."
  • On the way back to Moscow he relapsed again into a state of petrifaction.
  • There is petrifaction of the understanding; and also of the sense of shame. for more
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