lapidify

[luh-pid-uh-fahy]
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Origin of lapidify

1650–60; Medieval Latin lapidi(ficātiōn) petrifaction (see lapidary, -i-, -fication) + -fy
Related formslap·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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Related Words for lapidify

set, harden, clarify, solidify, calcify, mineralize, lapidify, fossilize

British Dictionary definitions for lapidify

lapidify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to change into stone
Derived Formslapidification, noun

Word Origin for lapidify

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