rigidize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. rigid designator,
  2. rigid frame,
  3. rigid motion,
  4. rigidify,
  5. rigidity,
  6. rigidly,
  7. rigil kent,
  8. rigil kentaurus,
  9. rigmarole,
  10. rigodon

Also especially British, rig·id·ise.

Origin of rigidize

First recorded in 1945–50; rigid + -ize

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