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It means to convert something into a stoney material. Scrooge was very cynical at first, before the Ghosts and he'd wish that on someone.

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In "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, petrifaction refers to a state of being turned to stone or becoming like stone, often used metaphorically to describe someone or something as rigid, unyielding, or lacking in compassion and empathy. It symbolizes a lack of humanity and warmth in characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge before his transformation.

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