See more synonyms for calcify on Thesaurus.com verb (used with or without object), cal·ci·fied, cal·ci·fy·ing.Related formsnon·cal·ci·fied, adjectiveun·cal·ci·fied, adjective
- Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts.
- Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate.
- to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position.
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British Dictionary definitions for noncalcified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
- to convert or be converted into lime
- to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts
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Word Origin and History for noncalcified
1785 (implied in calcified), from French calcifier, from stem of Latin calcem "lime" (see chalk (n.)) + -fy. Related: Calcifying; calcification.
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- To make or become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts.
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