Translation of petrifaction in Spanish:

petrifaction

petrificación, n.

Pronunciation: /ˌpɛtrəˈfækʃən//ˌpɛtrɪˈfakʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    Geology
    petrificación feminine
    • We are constantly told that geological processes like petrifaction, fossilisation, and stalagmite formation take millions of years - an unimaginably long time.
    • One consequence of focusing on the process is that we know it is incorrect to say petrification takes millions of years.
    • 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.
    • Though reddish-brown and hardened by petrifaction, the original character of the wood was still evident.
    • The fossilization process known as petrifaction usually begins when a tree or log is buried in silica-rich, alkaline volcanic ash or mud.
  • 2

    (terror)
    terror masculine
    • I started glowing in my absolute petrifaction of the dark.
    • Chalisse looked at her chosen man and saw his petrification.
    • Kinamori looked at him, absolute petrifaction written on her face.
    • Padlin's petrification seemed to reassure the boy.
    • Liberalism provides valorization of the individual subject and the rule of law against the reactionary potential of institutional petrifaction and authoritarian principles.