Definition of solidify in English:

solidify

Line breaks: so¦lid|ify
Pronunciation: /səˈlɪdɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (solidifies, solidifying, solidified)

  • 1Make or become hard or solid: [no object]: the magma slowly solidifies and forms crystals
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    • They also contain ingredients that make them stay in the stomach longer, it solidifies and makes it harder for the milk to digest.
    • Slowly the molten rock solidified, and fissures appeared, while the water was still hot and fluid.
    • In some instances, stationary magmas solidify in situ.
    Synonyms
    harden, go hard, set, freeze, ice over/up, gel, thicken, stiffen, congeal, clot, coagulate, curdle, cake, dry, bake, consolidate, ossify, fossilize, petrify
    rare gelatinize
  • 1.1 [with object] Make stronger; reinforce: social and political pressures helped to solidify national identities
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    • Before the advent of roads or railways, the sheer difficulty in traversing Peru's geography was one of the greatest obstacles to solidifying a national identity.
    • It is this group which specifically prefers Alberta locations, thus reinforcing the duality and solidifying the philosophical divide.
    • Active steps to embrace this reality and prepare for it will solidify the National Guard's importance in that role.

Derivatives

solidification

Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • The remaining land has been further treated by solidification, bio-remediation and indirect thermal desorption.
  • Rich feasts contain a lot of protein, fat and energy, which speed the solidification of the fat in blood.
  • Despite the steel strike, the rest of the decade was marked by the solidification of a relatively peaceful collective bargaining system between well-entrenched unions and large industrial corporations.

solidifier

noun
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  • Test results show that solidifiers require between 16% and 200% of agent by weight compared to the oil.
  • When you add a solidifier to the blood or body fluids, like to a suction canister, it's not a treatment.
  • When the excess solid solidifiers are driven out of solution, a volume increase occurs.

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