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synonyms for petrification

  • calcification
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • ossification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • stiffening
  • casehardening
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How to use petrification in a sentence

While wandering through the valley of the Clearwater and the adjacent hills, I was much struck with the wonders of petrification.
MEMOIRS OF ORANGE JACOBSORANGE JACOBS
One day the Major met a company of miners, and related to them the wonderful specimens of petrification seen by him that day.
MEMOIRS OF ORANGE JACOBSORANGE JACOBS
When she departed, as she did in a state bordering on petrification, he came forward to the bedside.
THEOMRS. FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
He would be freed, for ever, from the petrification of the grey, cramping little city.
THE ROUGH ROADWILLIAM JOHN LOCKE
This is a startling fact for natural philosophers, and must cause them to modify the existing theory of petrification.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
Everything that appeared on the surface of the times contributed its mite toward the spiritual petrification of the masses.
HISTORY OF RATIONALISM EMBRACING A SURVEY OF THE PRESENT STATE OF PROTESTANT THEOLOGYJOHN F. HURST
The reign of justice could only be the reign of silence and of petrification.
DECADENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE OF IDEASREMY DE GOURMONT
I stared in petrification at Lukynitch; I had not expected this, I admit.
THE DIARY OF A SUPERFLUOUS MAN AND OTHER STORIESIVN TURGNIEFF
On the lifeboat for those first seconds a silence of petrification reigned.
THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
Over their limbs crept a curious rigidity, an unnatural petrification.
SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHTROBERT E. HOWARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PETRIFICATION

  • calcification
  • casehardening
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • ossification
  • petrification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • stiffening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.