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densify

[ den-suh-fahy ]
/ ˈdɛn səˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), den·si·fied, den·si·fy·ing.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM densify

den·si·fi·ca·tion, nounden·si·fi·er, noun
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How to use densify in a sentence

  • You should be able to make ball bearings by molding, then densify them by electroplating.

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