lapidifical

lapidify

[luh-pid-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), lapidified, lapidifying. Archaic.
to turn into stone.

Origin:
1650–60; Medieval Latin lapidi(ficātiōn) petrifaction (see lapidary, -i-, -fication) + -fy

lapidific [lap-i-dif-ik] , lapidifical, adjective
lapidification, noun
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lapidify (ləˈpɪdɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to change into stone
 
[C17: from French lapidifier, from Medieval Latin lapidificāre, ultimately from Latin lapis stone]
 
lapidifi'cation
 
n

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