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rigidify

[ ri-jid-uh-fahy ]
/ rɪˈdʒɪd əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with or without object), ri·gid·i·fied, ri·gid·i·fy·ing.

to make or become rigid.

RELATED WORDS

stiffen, toughen, narrow, settle, set, stabilize, install, secure, cramp, strain, close, strangle, screw, stretch, fix, condense, crush, tauten, congeal, grip

Nearby words

rigi, rigid, rigid designator, rigid frame, rigid motion, rigidify, rigidity, rigidize, rigidly, rigil kent, rigil kentaurus

Origin of rigidify

First recorded in 1835–45; rigid + -ify
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British Dictionary definitions for rigidify

rigidify

/ (rɪˈdʒɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become rigid
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