verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1877 transitive verb to change to stone ; petrify; especially to convert (unconsolidated sediment) into solid rock intransitive verb to become changed into stone • lithification noun

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  • lithify — [lith′ə fī΄] vt. lithified, lithifying to change (esp. sediment) into rock vi. to become rock lithification [lith΄əfi kā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • lithify — [c]/ˈlɪθəfaɪ/ (say lithuhfuy) verb (lithified, lithifying) –verb (t) 1. to change to stone: to lithify the vegetation. –verb (i) 2. to become changed to stone: over time the sediment lithified. {lith + ify} –lithification, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • lithify — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌfī verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: lith + ify transitive verb : to change to stone : petrify coal is carbonized and lithified vegetation H.A.Meyerhoff intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithify — /lith euh fuy /, v., lithified, lithifying. v.t. 1. to change (sediment) to stone or rock. v.i. 2. to become lithified. [LITH + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithify — verb To turn sediment into solid rock Syn: petrify …   Wiktionary

  • lithify — [ lɪθɪfʌɪ] verb (lithifies, lithifying, lithified) chiefly Geology transform into stone. Derivatives lithification noun Origin C19: from Gk lithos stone + fy …   English new terms dictionary

  • lithify — lith·i·fy …   English syllables

  • lithify — lith•i•fy [[t]ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) gel pet to change (sediment) to stone or rock 2) gel pet to become lithified …   From formal English to slang

  • lithification — noun see lithify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nature — This article is about the physical universe. For other uses, see Nature (disambiguation). Natural and Natural World redirect here. For other uses, see Natural (disambiguation). See also: Natural environment Hopetoun Falls, Australia …   Wikipedia

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