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lapidify

[luh-pid-uh-fahy] /ləˈpɪd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), lapidified, lapidifying. Archaic.
1.
to turn into stone.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; Medieval Latin lapidi(ficātiōn) petrifaction (see lapidary, -i-, -fication) + -fy
Related forms
lapidific
[lap-i-dif-ik] /ˌlæp ɪˈdɪf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
lapidifical, adjective
lapidification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidifical

lapidify

/ləˈpɪdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to change into stone
Derived Forms
lapidification, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French lapidifier, from Medieval Latin lapidificāre, ultimately from Latin lapis stone
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