Definitions

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  • n. An object made of stone, especially one formed from petrifaction.

Etymologies

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From Latin petra ("stone") + (arte)fact.

Examples

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  • Of man's own wish this breathless loveliness,

    Of man's own wish this deathless petrifact.

    —Lawrence Durrell, 'Aphrodite'

    March 17, 2009