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carnify

[ kahr-nuh-fahy ]
/ 藞k蓱r n蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), car路ni路fied, car路ni路fy路ing.
to form or turn into flesh.
verb (used without object), car路ni路fied, car路ni路fy路ing.
Pathology. to undergo carnification.
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Origin of carnify

1630鈥40; <Latin carni- (combining form of car艒 flesh) + -fy
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British Dictionary definitions for carnify

carnify
/ (藞k蓱藧n瑟藢fa瑟) /

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 forms of carnify

carnification (藢k蓱藧n瑟f瑟藞ke瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for carnify

C17: from Latin car艒 flesh + facere to make
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