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See definition of petrifaction on Dictionary.com
  • as instupor
  • as intrance
  • as infossil

synonyms for petrifaction

  • coma
  • slumber
  • trance
  • amazement
  • anesthesia
  • apathy
  • asphyxia
  • bewilderment
  • dullness
  • hebetude
  • hypnosis
  • inertia
  • inertness
  • insensibility
  • languor
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • narcosis
  • numbness
  • sleep
  • somnolence
  • sopor
  • stupefaction
  • swoon
  • torpor
  • fainting
  • suspended animation
  • swooning
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antonyms for petrifaction

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  • consciousness
  • wakefulness
  • activity
  • interest
  • life
  • liveliness
  • sensibility
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    How to use petrifaction in a sentence

    The sand-rock containing this petrifaction is found in a horizontal position, differing only with respect to hardness and color.
    SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
    The subjoined petrifaction of a leaf, apparently a species of betula, was obtained on this river.
    SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
    According to the Brooklyn Calvinist, God visits such supplicants with paralysis and petrifaction.
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
    I am ungenerous, unloving,—a very petrifaction of anger and dissatisfaction.
    A NOBLE NAMECLAIRE VON GLMER
    Many perfect specimens of petrifaction are to be seen on the island and along the river-banks.
    THE BARREN GROUND OF NORTHERN CANADAWARBURTON MAYER PIKE
    That strange petrifaction had begun in them which overtakes all very old monks and nuns who have never had very active minds.
    THE WHITE SISTERF. MARION CRAWFORD
    On the dry plain adjacent I discovered the finest specimens of petrifaction I have ever seen.
    THE AWAKENING OF THE DESERTJULIUS C. BIRGE
    Advise them to be burnt at the stake at once, rather than submit to this slow process of petrifaction.
    WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYMARGARET FULLER OSSOLI
    In one case, a large tree that had fallen before petrifaction lies partly exposed, both ends being still imbedded in the rock.
    THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKHIRAM MARTIN CHITTENDEN
    But, everything here is kept with such trimness that it gives you the idea of a petrifaction.
    PASSAGES FROM THE ENGLISH NOTEBOOKS, VOLUME 2NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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    lull

    WORDS RELATED TO PETRIFACTION

    • deposit
    • eolith
    • impression
    • neolith
    • paleolith
    • petrifaction
    • reconstruction
    • relic
    • skeleton
    • specimen
    • trace
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    serotinaladjective | [si-rot-n-l, ser-uh-tahyn-l ]SEE DEFINITION