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lapidify

[ 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

1650–60; Medieval Latin lapidi(ficātiōn) petrifaction (see lapidary, -i-, -fication) + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM lapidify

lap·i·dif·ic [lap-i-dif-ik], /ˌlæp ɪˈdɪf ɪk/, lap·i·dif·i·cal, adjectivela·pid·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidify

lapidify
/ (ləˈpɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to change into stone

Derived forms of lapidify

lapidification, noun

Word Origin for lapidify

C17: from French lapidifier, from Medieval Latin lapidificāre, ultimately from Latin lapis stone
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