verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM stiffeno·ver·stiff·en, verbun·stiff·ened, adjective
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On a sudden the little fellow kicked out, then lay rigid as one who stiffens in the petrifying clutch of death.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
The animal lowers his head, stiffens his neck and with terrible force drives straight forward for your stomach and bowels.Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
This stiffens the stretcher and prevents the pieces from turning in the skin.Science of Trapping|Elmer Harry Kreps
It resists, it refuses to bend, it stiffens its neck, till suddenly it is broken by some contemptuous and superior power.
It is this gluten in the flour that stretches when bread rises and then stiffens when it is baked, making a light, porous loaf.Food Guide for War Service at Home|Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker