Calcify Cal"ci*fy (k[a^]l"s[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Calcified} (-f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calcifying}.] [L. calx, calcis, lime + -fy.] To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime. [1913 Webster]

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