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calcify

[ kal-suh-fahy ]
/ 藞k忙l s蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), cal路ci路fied, cal路ci路fy路ing.
Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts.
Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate.
to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position.
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Origin of calcify

First recorded in 1830鈥40; calci- + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM calcify

non路cal路ci路fied, adjectiveun路cal路ci路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcify

calcify
/ (藞k忙ls瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to convert or be converted into lime
to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for calcify

calcify
[ k膬ls蓹-f墨鈥 ]

v.
To make or become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts.
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