silicify

[ suh-lis-uh-fahy ]
/ səˈlɪs əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with or without object), si·lic·i·fied, si·lic·i·fy·ing.

to convert or be converted into silica.

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Origin of silicify

First recorded in 1820–30; silic(a) + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM silicify

si·lic·i·fi·ca·tion, nounun·si·lic·i·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicified

silicify
/ (sɪˈlɪsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to convert or be converted into silicasilicified wood

Derived forms of silicify

silicification, noun
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