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verb (used with or without object), si·lic·i·fied, si·lic·i·fy·ing.
  1. to convert or be converted into silica.
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Origin of silicify

First recorded in 1820–30; silic(a) + -ify
Related formssi·lic·i·fi·ca·tion, nounun·si·lic·i·fied, adjective
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Historical Examples of silicify

  • This material, as is well known, is very liable to disintegrate, and the remedy is to silicify it.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 426


British Dictionary definitions for silicify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to convert or be converted into silicasilicified wood
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Derived Formssilicification, noun
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