Carnify \Car"ni*fy\, v. i. [LL. carnificare, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh + facere to make: cf. F. carnifier.] To form flesh; to become like flesh. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

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  • carnify — [kär′nə fī΄] vt., vi. carnified, carnifying [L carnificare, execute < caro (see CARNAGE) + FY] to form into flesh or fleshlike tissue carnification n …   English World dictionary

  • carnify — /kahr neuh fuy /, v., carnified, carnifying. v.t. 1. to form or turn into flesh. v.i. 2. Pathol. to undergo carnification. [1630 40; < L carni (comb. form of caro flesh) + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • carnify — car·ni·fy …   English syllables

  • carnify — verb become muscular or fleshy • Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • Excarnificate — Ex*car ni*fi*cate, v. t. [L. ex out + LL. carnificatus, p. p. carnificare to carnify; cf. L. excarnificare to tear to pieces, torment. See {Carnify}.] To clear of flesh; to excarnate. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carnation — 1. noun /kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən,kɑɹˈneɪ.ʃən/ a) A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers. b) originally Dianthus caryophyllus Syn: clove pink, gillyflower See Also: carnal …   Wiktionary

  • κρεάτωση — η ιατρ. η όψη μυϊκής μάζας που παίρνει το πνευμονικό παρέγχυμα κατά τη χρόνια πνευμονική συμφόρηση τών καρδιοπαθών και κατά τη βρογχοπνευμονία. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Απόδοση στην ελλ. ξεν. όρου, πρβλ. αγγλ. carnification < αγγλ. carnify (< carni <… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • carneous —   a. like or of flesh; flesh coloured.    ♦ carnifex, n. executioner.    ♦ carnification, n. conversion into flesh.    ♦ carnificial, a. pertaining to executioner or butcher.    ♦ carniform, a. flesh like.    ♦ carnify, v.t. convert into or… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • change state — verb undergo a transformation or a change of position or action We turned from Socialism to Capitalism The people turned against the President when he stole the election • Syn: ↑turn • See Also: ↑turn around (for: ↑turn) …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnification — ˌkärnəfə̇ˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: carnify + fication 1. : the process by which lung tissue becomes converted into fibrous tissue as a result of unresolved pneumonia 2. : the conversion of bread into flesh through transubstantiation …   Useful english dictionary

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