[ suh-lid-uh-fahy ]
See synonyms for: solidifysolidifiedsolidifiessolidifying on

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.

  1. 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

Other words from solidify

  • so·lid·i·fi·a·bil·i·ty [suh-lid-uh-fahy-uh-bil-i-tee], /səˌlɪd əˌfaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, so·lid·i·fi·a·ble·ness, noun
  • so·lid·i·fi·a·ble, adjective
  • so·lid·i·fi·ca·tion [suh-lid-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /səˌlɪd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
  • so·lid·i·fi·er, noun
  • non·so·lid·i·fied, adjective
  • non·so·lid·i·fy·ing, adjective
  • o·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·fy, verb, re·so·lid·i·fied, re·so·lid·i·fy·ing.
  • un·so·lid·i·fied, adjective

Words Nearby solidify Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use solidify in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for solidify


/ (səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become solid or hard

  2. to make or become strong, united, determined, etc

Derived forms of solidify

  • solidifiable, adjective
  • solidification, noun
  • solidifier, noun

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