According to the Brooklyn Calvinist, God visits such supplicants with paralysis and petrifaction.
I stood there like a petrifaction—looking after him, vacant and motionless.
His reverence attacked the petrifaction and egotism of the separate cell as far as the shallow system of this prison let him.
As for Rollin, he became, and remained for some time, a petrifaction of amazement.
The Professor began an explanation of the phenomenon of petrifaction, but nobody paid him any attention.
Something like a petrifaction of her wildest face was shown.
petrifaction awaits all these glowing metaphors of early time.
A petrifaction of a fish's head, for old United States coins.
In the next chapter I shall explain how these petrifaction stories developed.
The petrifaction of Karaism is illustrated by an event in European Turkey.
petrifaction pet·ri·fac·tion (pět'rə-fāk'shən) or pet·ri·fi·ca·tion (-fĭ-kā'shən)
A process of fossilization in which dissolved minerals replace organic matter.
|petrifaction (pět'rə-fāk'shən) also petrification|
The process by which organic materials are turned into rock. Petrifaction occurs when water that is rich with inorganic minerals, such as calcium carbonate or silica, passes slowly through organic matter, such as wood or bone, replacing its cellular structure with minerals.