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carnify

[kahr-nuh-fahy] /ˈkɑr nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), carnified, carnifying.
1.
to form or turn into flesh.
verb (used without object), carnified, carnifying.
2.
Pathology. to undergo carnification.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -fy
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British Dictionary definitions for carnify

carnify

/ˈkɑːnɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(intransitive) (pathol) (esp of lung tissue, as the result of pneumonia) to be altered so as to resemble skeletal muscle
Derived Forms
carnification (ˌkɑːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin carō flesh + facere to make
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