Lignify Lig"ni*fy (l[i^]g"n[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lignified} (l[i^]g"n[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lignifying} (l[i^]g"n[i^]*f[imac]`[i^]ng).] [L. lignum wood + -fy: cf. F. lignifier.] (Bot.) To convert into wood or into a ligneous substance. [1913 Webster]

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