Definition of lapidify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈpɪdɪfʌɪ/

verb (lapidifies, lapidifying, lapidified)

[with object] rare
Change (organic matter) into a stony substance; petrify: a gorgon whose visage lapidifies those who confront her directly
More example sentences
  • His blood stayed in him, seeming to lapidify.
  • This wood had certainly not been lapidified by the water of the lake.
  • The aqueous solution has lapidified the softer materials.


Mid 17th century: from French lapidifier, from medieval Latin lapidificare, from Latin lapid-, lapis 'stone'.

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