solidify


solidify
UK [səˈlɪdɪfaɪ] / US [səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "solidify":
present tense I/you/we/they solidify he/she/it solidifies present participle solidifying past tense solidified past participle solidified
1) to become solid, or to make something solid

When the mixture begins to solidify, shape it into balls.

2) to become more definite, or to make something more definite

It has solidified its position as a leading company.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solidifying}.] [Solid + fy: cf. F. solidifier.] To make solid or compact. [1913 Webster] Every machine is a solidified mechanical theorem. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. i. To become solid; to harden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solidify — index amalgamate, cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite) …   Law dictionary

  • solidify — 1799 (trans.); 1837 (intrans.), from Fr. solidifier, from O.Fr. solide (see SOLID (Cf. solid) (adj.)). Related: Solidified; solidifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • solidify — *harden, indurate, petrify, cake Analogous words: *compact, consolidate, concentrate: condense, *contract, compress: *congeal, coagulate, set, clot, jelly, jell …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solidify — [v] harden amalgamate, anneal, bake, cake, cement, clot, coagulate, cohere, congeal, crystallize, densify, dry, firm, freeze, jell, petrify, set, stiffen, strengthen, thicken; concepts 250,469 …   New thesaurus

  • solidify — ► VERB (solidifies, solidified) ▪ make or become hard or solid. DERIVATIVES solidification noun solidifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • solidify — [sə lid′ə fī΄] vt., vi. solidified, solidifying [Fr solidifier: see SOLID & FY] 1. to make or become solid, firm, hard, compact, etc. 2. to crystallize 3. to make or become solid, strong, or united solidification n …   English World dictionary

  • Solidify — Infobox Album | | Name = Solidify Type = Album Artist = Grip Inc. Released = February 23, 1999 Recorded = Genre = Groove metal Label = SPV Producer = Waldemar Sorychta Reviews = *Allmusic (3/5) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • solidify — [[t]səlɪ̱dɪfaɪ[/t]] solidifies, solidifying, solidified 1) V ERG When a liquid solidifies or is solidified, it changes into a solid. The thicker lava would have taken two weeks to solidify... [V n] The Energy Department plans to solidify the… …   English dictionary


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