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petrifaction
American English: /ˌpɛtrəˈfækʃən/
British English: /ˌpɛtrɪfakʃ(ə)n/

Translation of petrifaction in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (Geology)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (terror)
    Example sentences
    • 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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