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.

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··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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become solid or hard
to make or become strong, united, determined, etc
Derived Formssolidifiable, adjectivesolidification, nounsolidifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for solidifies



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

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