Definition of "petrification" []

  • The process of replacing the organic residues of plants (and animals) with insoluble salts, the original shape and topography being retained (noun)
  • Obduracy; callousness (noun)

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Use "petrification" in a sentence
  • "When Anthony Perkins starts slashing at the curtain, I think my entire body was frozen in petrification."
  • "The process in which wood is preserved by permineralization, commonly known as petrification, takes extensive amounts of time."
  • "Ashfall leaves tree trunks vertical in strata for subsequent mineralization and petrification."