Definición de petrification en inglés:


Saltos de línea: petri¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciación: /ˌpɛtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1 (also petrifaction) The process by which organic matter exposed to minerals over a long period is turned into a stony substance: the processes of petrification figurative he taught me to take risks, to avoid petrification
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    • We are constantly told that geological processes like petrifaction, fossilisation, and stalagmite formation take millions of years - an unimaginably long time.
    • The fossilization process known as petrifaction usually begins when a tree or log is buried in silica-rich, alkaline volcanic ash or mud.
    • In petrifaction (sensu stricto) the organic cell walls may decay and be replaced by another phase of minerals, usually with a similar chemical composition to the first phase.
  • 1.1 [count noun] An organic object which has been turned to stone.
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    • Cuticle was not preserved on the surfaces of the compressions, although surface features could be observed in parts of some fossils preserved as limonite petrifactions.
    • Petrifications, where no organic material remains, are usually prepared as thin sections or polished and studied under reflected light.
    • However, Mesozoic examples of insect wood boring occur in petrifactions, many of which were deposited in drier, more riparian habitats.
  • 2A state of such extreme fear that one is unable to move: his heavy footfalls served to spur Paul out of his petrification
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    • Liberalism provides valorization of the individual subject and the rule of law against the reactionary potential of institutional petrifaction and authoritarian principles.
    • I started glowing in my absolute petrifaction of the dark.
    • Kinamori looked at him, absolute petrifaction written on her face.

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