solidify

  • 1 Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solidifying}.] [Solid + fy: cf. F. solidifier.] To make solid or compact. [1913 Webster] Every machine is a solidified mechanical theorem. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. i. To become solid; to harden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 solidify — index amalgamate, cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite) …

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  • 4 solidify — 1799 (trans.); 1837 (intrans.), from Fr. solidifier, from O.Fr. solide (see SOLID (Cf. solid) (adj.)). Related: Solidified; solidifying …

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  • 5 solidify — *harden, indurate, petrify, cake Analogous words: *compact, consolidate, concentrate: condense, *contract, compress: *congeal, coagulate, set, clot, jelly, jell …

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  • 6 solidify — [v] harden amalgamate, anneal, bake, cake, cement, clot, coagulate, cohere, congeal, crystallize, densify, dry, firm, freeze, jell, petrify, set, stiffen, strengthen, thicken; concepts 250,469 …

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  • 7 solidify — ► VERB (solidifies, solidified) ▪ make or become hard or solid. DERIVATIVES solidification noun solidifier noun …

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  • 8 solidify — [sə lid′ə fī΄] vt., vi. solidified, solidifying [Fr solidifier: see SOLID & FY] 1. to make or become solid, firm, hard, compact, etc. 2. to crystallize 3. to make or become solid, strong, or united solidification n …

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  • 9 Solidify — Infobox Album | | Name = Solidify Type = Album Artist = Grip Inc. Released = February 23, 1999 Recorded = Genre = Groove metal Label = SPV Producer = Waldemar Sorychta Reviews = *Allmusic (3/5) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …

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  • 10 solidify — [[t]səlɪ̱dɪfaɪ[/t]] solidifies, solidifying, solidified 1) V ERG When a liquid solidifies or is solidified, it changes into a solid. The thicker lava would have taken two weeks to solidify... [V n] The Energy Department plans to solidify the… …

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  • 11 solidify — UK [səˈlɪdɪfaɪ] / US [səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms solidify : present tense I/you/we/they solidify he/she/it solidifies present participle solidifying past tense solidified past participle solidified 1) to become solid,… …

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  • 12 solidify — verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1799 transitive verb 1. to make solid, compact, or hard 2. to make secure, substantial, or firmly fixed < factors that solidify public opinion > intransitive verb to become solid, compact, or hard • solidification noun …

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  • 13 solidify — verb Solidify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑reputation …

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  • 14 solidify — so|lid|i|fy [səˈlıdıfaı] v past tense and past participle solidified present participle solidifying third person singular solidifies 1.) [I and T] to become solid or make something solid ▪ The volcanic lava solidifies as it cools. ▪ solidified… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 solidify — so|lid|i|fy [ sə lıdı,faı ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to become solid or make something solid: When the mixture begins to solidify, shape it into balls. 2. ) to become more definite or make something more definite: It has solidified… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 solidify — verb 1 (I, T) to become solid or make something solid: The volcanic lava solidifies as it cools. 2 (T) to make an agreement, plan, attitude etc firmer and less likely to change: The two countries signed a treaty to solidify their alliance.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 solidify — verb the mixture will solidify in about nine hours at room temperature Syn: harden, set, freeze, thicken, stiffen, congeal, cake, dry, bake; ossify, calcify, fossilize, petrify Ant: liquefy …

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  • 18 solidify — solidifiability, solidifiableness, n. solidifiable, adj. solidification, n. solidifier, n. /seuh lid euh fuy /, v., solidified, solidifying. v.t. 1. to make solid; make into a hard or compact mass; change from a liquid or gaseous to a solid form …

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  • 19 solidify — verb /səˈlɪdəˌfaɪ/ a) To make solid; convert into a solid body. b) To concentrate; consolidate …

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  • 20 solidify — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, add, adhere, agglomerate, amalgamate, assimilate, blend, body forth, bunch, cake, candy, circumscribe, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, cluster, coagulate, coalesce, coarct, cohere, combine,… …

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