Definition of lapidify in English:
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'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.