silicify
verb (-fied; -fying) Date: circa 1828 transitive verb to convert into or impregnate with silica intransitive verb to become silicified

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  • Silicify — Si*lic i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silicified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silicifying}.] [L. silex, silicis, a flint + fy: cf. F. silicifier.] (Chem.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silicify — Si*lic i*fy, v. i. To become converted into silica, or to be impregnated with silica. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silicify — [sə lis′ə fī΄] vt. silicified, silicifying [< L silex (see SILEX) + FY] to convert into or impregnate with silica; specif., PETRIFY (vt. 1) vi. to become silicified, as wood silicification n …   English World dictionary

  • silicify — silicification, n. /seuh lis euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., silicified, silicifying. to convert or be converted into silica. [1820 30; SILIC(A) + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • silicify — verb a) to impregnate something with silica b) to be impregnated with, or converted into silica …   Wiktionary

  • silicify — [sɪ lɪsɪfʌɪ] verb (silicifies, silicifying, silicified) convert into or impregnate with silica. Derivatives silicification noun silicified adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • silicify — si·lic·i·fy …   English syllables

  • silicify — [c]/səˈlɪsəfaɪ/ (say suh lisuhfuy) verb (silicified, silicifying) –verb (t) 1. to convert into silica. –verb (i) 2. to be converted into silica. –silicification /səlɪsəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say suhlisuhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • silicify — sə̇ˈlisəˌfī verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: silici + fy transitive verb : to convert into or impregnate with silica or siliceous material commonly in the form of quartz intransitive verb : to become silicified …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silicified — Silicify Si*lic i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silicified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silicifying}.] [L. silex, silicis, a flint + fy: cf. F. silicifier.] (Chem.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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