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silicify

[suh-lis-uh-fahy] /səˈlɪs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), silicified, silicifying.
1.
to convert or be converted into silica.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; silic(a) + -ify
Related forms
silicification, noun
unsilicified, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicification

silicify

/sɪˈlɪsɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to convert or be converted into silica: silicified wood
Derived Forms
silicification, noun
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