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solidify

[suh-lid-uh-fahy] /səˈlɪd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), solidified, solidifying.
1.
to make solid; make into a hard or compact mass; change from a liquid or gaseous to a solid form.
2.
to unite firmly or consolidate.
3.
to form into crystals; make crystallized.
verb (used without object), solidified, solidifying.
4.
to become solid.
5.
to form into crystals; become crystallized.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French solidifier. See solid, -ify
Related forms
solidifiability, solidifiableness, noun
solidifiable, adjective
solidification, noun
solidifier, noun
nonsolidification, noun
nonsolidified, adjective
nonsolidifying, adjective
oversolidification, noun
oversolidify, verb (used with object), oversolidified, oversolidifying.
resolidification, noun
resolidify, verb, resolidified, resolidifying.
unsolidified, adjective
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Examples from the web for solidified
  • Though delicately spiced, the mixture never fully solidified, leaving it a gloppy texture.
  • As it solidified, it grew into a treelike structure.
  • Certainly, my belief has been more solidified after the debate gaffe.
  • And the movement's political agenda has never really solidified.
  • Vocalising those negatives solidified them, made them more real and that took a toll mentally.
  • With public opinion solidified behind them, the police finally acted.
  • The deep basins under the oceans are carpeted with lava that spewed from submarine volcanoes and solidified.
  • It had solidified into a smooth, slippery white powder as the result of its molecules bonding, a process known as polymerization.
  • One cheap, reliable way to replicate the texture is by using semi- solidified plant oils.
  • What melted soon solidified as industrial capitalism, a paradise for some at the expense of the many.
British Dictionary definitions for solidified

solidify

/səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make or become solid or hard
2.
to make or become strong, united, determined, etc
Derived Forms
solidifiable, adjective
solidification, noun
solidifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for solidified

solidify

v.

1799 (transitive); 1837 (intransitive), from French solidifier, from Old French solide (see solid (adj.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Solidified; solidifying.

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