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silicify

[ suh-lis-uh-fahy ]
/ s蓹藞l瑟s 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), si路lic路i路fied, si路lic路i路fy路ing.
to convert or be converted into silica.
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Origin of silicify

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

OTHER WORDS FROM silicify

si路lic路i路fi路ca路tion, nounun路si路lic路i路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicify

silicify
/ (s瑟藞l瑟s瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to convert or be converted into silicasilicified wood

Derived forms of silicify

silicification, noun
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