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

synonyms for petrifaction

  • relic
  • skeleton
  • specimen
  • trace
  • deposit
  • eolith
  • impression
  • neolith
  • paleolith
  • reconstruction
  • 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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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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PETRIFACTION

  • deposit
  • eolith
  • impression
  • neolith
  • paleolith
  • petrifaction
  • reconstruction
  • relic
  • skeleton
  • specimen
  • trace
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