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Meaning of CALCIFY

Pronunciation:  'kalsu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  convert into lime; "the salts calcified the rock"
  2. [v]  turn into lime; become calcified; "The rock calcified over the centuries"
  3. [v]  become impregnated with calcium salts
  4. [v]  become inflexible and unchanging; "Old folks can calcify"
 

CALCIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Antonyms: decalcify
 
 See Also: alter, change, change state, harden, indurate, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cal"ci*fy\ (k[a^]l"s[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Calcified} (-f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calcifying}.] [L.
    calx, calcis, lime + -fy.]
    To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of
    salts of lime.
    
    
  2. \Cal"ci*fy\, v. i.
    To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in
    which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of
    teeth.
    
    
 

 

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