Origin of petrifaction
OTHER WORDS FROM petrifactionpet·ri·fac·tive, adjective
How to use petrifaction in a sentence
While wandering through the valley of the Clearwater and the adjacent hills, I was much struck with the wonders of petrification.
One day the Major met a company of miners, and related to them the wonderful specimens of petrification seen by him that day.
When she departed, as she did in a state bordering on petrification, he came forward to the bedside.Theo|Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
He would be freed, for ever, from the petrification of the grey, cramping little city.The Rough Road|William 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 Poe|Edgar Allan Poe