rigidise

rigidize

[rij-i-dahyz]
verb (used with object), rigidized, rigidizing.
to make rigid, as through special processing or the addition of chemicals, plastics, etc.: rigidized aluminum.
Also, especially British, rigidise.


Origin:
1945–50; rigid + -ize

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