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rigidize

[rij-i-dahyz] /ˈrɪdʒ ɪˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), rigidized, rigidizing.
1.
to make rigid, as through special processing or the addition of chemicals, plastics, etc.:
rigidized aluminum.
Also, especially British, rigidise.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; rigid + -ize
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  • The payload will use the work hardening of aluminum to rigidize the shape upon deployment and inflation to its final shape.

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