solidify

[suh-lid-uh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing.
  1. to make solid; make into a hard or compact mass; change from a liquid or gaseous to a solid form.
  2. to unite firmly or consolidate.
  3. to form into crystals; make crystallized.
verb (used without object), so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing.
  1. to become solid.
  2. to form into crystals; become crystallized.

Origin of solidify

From the French word solidifier, dating back to 1790–1800. See solid, -ify
Related formsso·lid·i·fi·a·bil·i·ty, so·lid·i·fi·a·ble·ness, nounso·lid·i·fi·a·ble, adjectiveso·lid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounso·lid·i·fi·er, nounnon·so·lid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounnon·so·lid·i·fied, adjectivenon·so·lid·i·fy·ing, adjectiveo·ver·so·lid·i·fi·ca·tion, nouno·ver·so·lid·i·fy, verb (used with object), o·ver·so·lid·i·fied, o·ver·so·lid·i·fy·ing.re·so·lid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounre·so·lid·i·fy, verb, re·so·lid·i·fied, re·so·lid·i·fy·ing.un·so·lid·i·fied, adjective
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solidify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become solid or hard
  2. to make or become strong, united, determined, etc
Derived Formssolidifiable, adjectivesolidification, nounsolidifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for solidifies

solidify

v.

1799 (transitive); 1837 (intransitive), from French solidifier, from Old French solide (see solid (adj.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Solidified; solidifying.

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