rigidify
verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1842 transitive verb to make rigid intransitive verb to become rigid • rigidification noun

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  • rigidify — rigid ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to bend or be forced out of shape. 2) (of a person) stiff and unmoving. 3) not able to be changed or adapted. DERIVATIVES rigidify verb rigidity noun rigidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ri …   English terms dictionary

  • rigidify — /ri jid euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., rigidified, rigidifying. to make or become rigid. [1835 45; RIGID + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rigidify — verb To make rigid, to cause to be or become rigid. See Also: rigidification …   Wiktionary

  • rigidify — ri·gid·i·fy …   English syllables

  • rigidify — ri•gid•i•fy [[t]rɪˈdʒɪd əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. v. i. fied, fy•ing to make or become rigid …   From formal English to slang

  • rigidify — v.tr. & intr. ( ies, ied) make or become rigid …   Useful english dictionary

  • ossify — verb 1) the cartilage may ossify Syn: turn into bone, become bony, calcify, harden, solidify, rigidify, petrify 2) the old political institutions have ossified Syn: become inflexible, become rigid, fossilize, calcif …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rigidification — noun the process of becoming stiff or rigid • Syn: ↑stiffening, ↑rigidifying • Derivationally related forms: ↑rigidify, ↑rigidify (for: ↑rigidifying), ↑stiffen ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • rigidifying — noun the process of becoming stiff or rigid • Syn: ↑stiffening, ↑rigidification • Derivationally related forms: ↑rigidify (for: ↑rigidification), ↑rigidify, ↑stiffen …   Useful english dictionary

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