HyperDic: petrifaction

English > 2 senses of the word petrifaction:
NOUNprocesspetrifaction, petrificationthe process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
objectpetrifactiona rock created by petrifaction
English > petrifaction: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape.
Synonympetrification
Broaderfossilization, fossilisationThe process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age
Spanishpetrificación
Catalanpetrificació
Verbspetrifychange into stone
English > petrifaction: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form.
Broaderrock, stoneA lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
Spanishpetrificación
Verbspetrifychange into stone

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