solidify

[suh-lid-uh-fahy]
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; < French solidifier. See solid, -ify

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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solidify (səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to make or become solid or hard
2.  to make or become strong, united, determined, etc
 
so'lidifiable
 
adj
 
solidifi'cation
 
n
 
so'lidifier
 
n

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Example sentences
Some are being pragmatic and solidifying their quality teaching status.
Scientists believe this line is liquid lava that becomes exposed as the
  solidifying crust breaks up along the caldera's walls.
Public opinion is solidifying behind the millionaire players rather than the
  billionaire owners.
With solder science solidifying and the laser technology tuning up, proponents
  of tissue welding are upbeat.
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