[ 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.
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Origin of carnify
1630–40; <Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -fy
Words nearby carnify
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 forms of carnifycarnification (ˌkɑːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun
Word Origin for carnify
C17: from Latin carō flesh + facere to make
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