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Meaning of STIFFENING

Pronunciation:  st'ifuning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of becoming stiff; "stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"
  2. [n]  the process of becoming stiff or rigid
 

STIFFENING is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: rigidification, rigidifying
 
 See Also: action, activity, natural action, natural process, procedure, process, rigor mortis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stiff"en*ing\, n.
1. Act or process of making stiff.

2. Something used to make anything stiff.

{Stiffening order} (Com.), a permission granted by the
   customs department to take cargo or ballast on board
   before the old cargo is out, in order to steady the ship.

 

 

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