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

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    William Lee