[ lith-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌlɪθ ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
the process or processes by which unconsolidated materials are converted into coherent solid rock, as by compaction or cementation.
Also called induration.
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British Dictionary definitions for lithification
/ (ˌlɪθɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /
the consolidation of a loosely deposited sediment into a hard sedimentary rock
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