Lapidescence
Lapidescence Lap`i*des"cence, n. 1. The state or quality of being lapidescent. [1913 Webster]

2. A hardening into a stone substance. [1913 Webster]

3. A stony concretion. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • lapidescence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (la pi dè ssan s ) s. f. Tendance de certains corps à se lapidifier. •   La nature emploie un autre moyen, et en effet celui dont je viens de parler [la lapidescence par sédiment] ne suffit pas pour rendre raison… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lapidescence — n. Lapidification, petrifaction …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lapidescence — lapidescˈence noun (archaic) • • • Main Entry: ↑lapis …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Solidity Nouns 1. hardness, rigidity, inflexibility, temper, callosity; toughness; petrification, lapidification, lapidescence; vitrification, ossification; crystallization. See density, strength. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Hardness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Hardness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hardness hardness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 rigidity rigidity Sgm: N 1 renitence renitence renitency Sgm: N 1 inflexibility inflexibility temper callosity …   English dictionary for students

  • lapidification — n. Lapidescence, petrifaction …   New dictionary of synonyms

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