Lapidifying
Lapidify La*pid"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lapidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lapidifying}.] [Cf. f. lapidifier. See {Lapidific}, and {-fy}.] To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify. [1913 Webster]

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  • lapidifying — v. become stone; change into stone, fossilize, petrify …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lapidification — La*pid i*fi*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. lapidification.] The act or process of lapidifying; fossilization; petrifaction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapidified — Lapidify La*pid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lapidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lapidifying}.] [Cf. f. lapidifier. See {Lapidific}, and { fy}.] To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapidify — La*pid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lapidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lapidifying}.] [Cf. f. lapidifier. See {Lapidific}, and { fy}.] To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicolas Steno — Born 11 January 1638 Copenhagen …   Wikipedia

  • lapidify — lapidific /lap i dif ik/, lapidifical, adj. lapidification, n. /leuh pid euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., lapidified, lapidifying. Archaic. to turn into stone. [1650 60; ML lapidi(fication) petrifaction (see LAPIDARY, I , FICATION) + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Agricola , Georgius — (1494–1555) German metallurgist Agricola s true name was Georg Bauer but, as was the custom of the day, he latinized it (Agricola and Bauer both mean ‘farmer’). Beyond his place of birth – Glauchau (now in Germany) – little is known about him… …   Scientists

  • lapidify — [lə pid′ə fī΄] vt., vi. lapidified, lapidifying [Fr lapidifier < ML lapidificare < L lapis (gen. lapidis), a stone + facere, to make: see DO1] Rare to turn into stone …   English World dictionary

  • lapidification — ləˌpidəfə̇ˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin lapidification , lapidificatio, from Medieval Latin lapidificatus (past participle of lapidificare) + Latin ion , io ion : the act or process of lapidifying : fossilization …   Useful english dictionary

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