petrification

noun
pet·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ˌpe-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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petrification

noun
pet·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ˌpe-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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