carnify

[ kahr-nuh-fahy ]
/ ˈkɑr nəˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), car·ni·fied, car·ni·fy·ing.

to form or turn into flesh.

verb (used without object), car·ni·fied, car·ni·fy·ing.

Pathology. to undergo carnification.

Nearby words

  1. carnet,
  2. carney,
  3. carnic alps,
  4. carniferous,
  5. carnification,
  6. carniola,
  7. carnitas,
  8. carnitine,
  9. carnival,
  10. carnival glass

Origin of carnify

1630–40; < Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for carnify

carnify

/ (ˈkɑːnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(intr) pathol (esp of lung tissue, as the result of pneumonia) to be altered so as to resemble skeletal muscle
Derived Formscarnification (ˌkɑːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for carnify

C17: from Latin carō flesh + facere to make

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