[ rij-i-dahyz ]
/ ˈrɪdʒ ɪˌdaɪz /
verb (used with object), rig·id·ized, rig·id·iz·ing.
to make rigid, as through special processing or the addition of chemicals, plastics, etc.: rigidized aluminum.
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- rigid designator,
- rigid frame,
- rigid motion,
- rigil kent,
- rigil kentaurus,
Also especially British, rig·id·ise.
Origin of rigidize
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