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Definition 1: a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form - [noun denoting object]

(petrifaction is a kind of ...) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

"he threw a rock at me"

Definition 2: the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for petrifaction in the sense of this definition

(petrifaction is a kind of ...) the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone

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