Origin of petrifaction
Examples from the Web for petrifaction
Historical Examples of petrifaction
I stood there like a petrifaction—looking after him, vacant and motionless.Peter Schlemihl
Adelbert von Chamisso
As for Rollin, he became, and remained for some time, a petrifaction of amazement.The Red Man's Revenge
Something like a petrifaction of her wildest face was shown.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Petrifaction awaits all these glowing metaphors of early time.Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
A petrifaction of a fish's head, for old United States coins.
early 15c., "action or process of hardening," from petrify on model of satisfaction, etc.