[ luh-pid-uh-fahy ]
/ ləˈpɪd əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with or without object), la·pid·i·fied, la·pid·i·fy·ing.Archaic.
to turn into stone.
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Origin of lapidify
OTHER WORDS FROM lapidifylap·i·dif·ic [lap-i-dif-ik], /ˌlæp ɪˈdɪf ɪk/, lap·i·dif·i·cal, adjectivela·pid·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
Words nearby lapidify
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidify
/ (ləˈpɪdɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to change into stone
Derived forms of lapidifylapidification, noun
Word Origin for lapidify
C17: from French lapidifier, from Medieval Latin lapidificāre, ultimately from Latin lapis stone
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