Lapidescent
Lapidescent Lap`i*des"cent, a. [L. lapidescens, p. pr. of lapidescere to become stone, fr. lapis, -idis, stone: cf. F. lapidescent.] Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lapidescent — Lap i*des cent, n. Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lapidescent — lapidescent, ente (la pi dè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Qui se change en pierre. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. lapidescentem, se pétrifiant, de lapis, pierre …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lapidescent — |lapə|desənt adjective Etymology: Latin lapidescent , lapidescens, present participle of lapidescere to petrify, from lapid , lapis stone archaic : tending to petrify : petrifying …   Useful english dictionary

  • lapidescent — lap·i·des·cent …   English syllables

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • lap|i|des|cent — «LAP uh DEHS uhnt», adjective. resembling a stone, especially a stone monument; stonelike: »He is curiously apart, a lapidescent presence, half man, half monument, adored but unapproachable (Tony Tanner). ╂[< Latin lapidēscens, entis, present… …   Useful english dictionary

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