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lapidify

[ luh-pid-uh-fahy ]
/ l蓹藞p瑟d 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), la路pid路i路fied, la路pid路i路fy路ing.Archaic.
to turn into stone.
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Origin of lapidify

First recorded in 1650鈥60; Medieval Latin lapidi(fic膩ti艒n) 鈥減etrifaction鈥 (see lapidary, -i-, -fication) + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM lapidify

lap路i路dif路ic [lap-i-dif-ik], /藢l忙p 瑟藞d瑟f 瑟k/, lap路i路dif路i路cal, adjectivela路pid路i路fi路ca路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lapidify

lapidify
/ (l蓹藞p瑟d瑟藢fa瑟) /

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 lapidific膩re, ultimately from Latin lapis stone
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