solidify

[ suh-lid-uh-fahy ]
/ səˈlɪd əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing.

to make solid; make into a hard or compact mass; change from a liquid or gaseous to a solid form.
to unite firmly or consolidate.
to form into crystals; make crystallized.

verb (used without object), so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing.

to become solid.
to form into crystals; become crystallized.

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Origin of solidify

From the French word solidifier, dating back to 1790–1800. See solid, -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for solidification

solidify
/ (səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become solid or hard
to make or become strong, united, determined, etc

Derived forms of solidify

solidifiable, adjectivesolidification, nounsolidifier, noun
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