how to pronounce petrification


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petrification is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of petrification in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… process of petrification then began it's …”

meanings of petrification


  1. Obduracy; callousness.
  2. The process of replacing the organic residues of plants (and animals) with insoluble salts, the original shape and topography being retained.

petrification frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word petrification occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics petrification can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that petrification can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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