Petrescent Pe*tres"cent, a. [L. petra rock, stone, Gr. ?.] Petrifying; converting into stone; as, petrescent water. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • petrescent — pe·tres·cent …   English syllables

  • petrescent — pə̇.ˈtresənt adjective Etymology: petr + escent archaic : having the quality of petrifying : causing petrifaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • petr- — combining form or petri or petro Etymology: Middle French petr , petri & Latin petr & New Latin petro , from Greek petr , petro , from petros stone & petra rock 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

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