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densify

[den-suh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), den·si·fied, den·si·fy·ing.
  1. to impregnate (wood) with additives under heat and pressure in order to achieve greater density and hardness.
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Origin of densify

First recorded in 1810–20; dense + -ify
Related formsden·si·fi·ca·tion, nounden·si·fi·er, noun
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  • The crowd outside had thickened and densified; but their cries and clamors were meaningless sounds for me.

    The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

    E. Rameur

  • It densified to a ruddy fog as it caught the glow of the evening sun, and finally settled upon the valley.

  • She saw the dull brown tint creep into it as it densified, and she knew that it was smoke.

  • Hence he refused to touch anything that had animal life in it, on the ground that it densified the mind and rendered it impure.