solidify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v solidify become solid "The metal solidified when it cooled"
    • v solidify make solid or more solid; cause to solidify
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cheese was first made in the Middle East when hunters became herders and realized that milk could solidify (sour milk).
    • v. i Solidify To become solid; to harden.
    • v. t Solidify To make solid or compact. "Every machine is a solidified mechanical theorem."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • solidify To convert from a liquid or gaseous state to a solid state; make solid or compact: as, to solidify hydrogen.
    • solidify To become solid or compact: as, water solidifies into ice through cold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Solidify to make solid or compact
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Solid, + -fy,: cf. F. solidifier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. solidus, solid.

Usage

In literature:

Her first act of a political nature was to rescue the house of Valois and solidify the royal authority.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
This was a solidified plate-polish of a pink hue.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
Take the case of a liquid suddenly solidifying.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
The silence seemed transmuted to a slowly thickening essence solidifying round them.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
The four movements are the four planes that solidify a single concept.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
It solidifies at -21 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The acid is an oily liquid of unpleasant smell, and solidifies at -19 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
It condensed, solidified without shrinking, a solid ball of matter a foot in diameter.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
They solidified and dropped to earth, with their comrades gathering over them.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
It solidifies at 0 deg.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
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In news:

The Silver Spring, Md.-based company, whose cable networks include Discovery Channel , TLC and Animal Planet, said the purchase of SBS Nordic further solidifies Discovery's long-term growth in the profitable Nordic TV markets.
Her work as Scandal 's Olivia Pope and Django Unchained 's Broomhilda solidifies her as one of today's best actresses.
Montana Senator Jon Tester appeared poised for victory over Republican Representative Denny Rehberg early Wednesday in what would be a major win for the national Democratic Party as it solidifies its majority in the US Senate.
Housing No Longer A Drag On GDP As Recovery Solidifies, Goldman Says.
Steven Guggenheimer, the vice president of Microsoft's OEM group, has stepped down as Microsoft solidifies its plans for Windows 8 and its Surface tablet PC.
Craig Steltz solidifying a roster spot.
Baseball's ironman works to solidify game's foundation, help communities nationwide.
In making today's announcement, Stertil-Koni noted that the release of the '865 patent further solidifies the role of Stertil-Koni as one of the premier suppliers and creative inventors of heavy-duty lifts to the North American market.
Once his idea solidified and he came up with a business plan (or a few), he teamed up with a good friend, who's been in the hot-sauce industry all his life.
After the debate, I thought Romney won, but the contest was closer than the already solidifying consensus held.
Financial thriller solidifies in Iceland .
Take steps to solidify your job security.
Tonight's episode brought a few surprises as it solidified the remaining competitors, including performances by pop icons such as Ne-Yo and Matchbox Twenty.
The re-election of President Barack Obama on Nov 6 solidified the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but that's about the only thing people in the local business community seem to know about the federal law.
Toyota and Raymond solidify bond, protect brands.
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In science:

A Newtonian example of the above two equations may help to solidify this concept.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
It could shed more light and perhaps solidify this connection .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The strong dependence of the estimate (21) on the parameters ξ , τ , and ζ makes accurate determination of their values, presumably by simulations, crucial to solidify this conclusion.
Are GRB shocks mediated by the Weibel instability?
To solidify ideas, the case k = 3 is considered in Section 2, and a connection between symmetries of the auto-cumulant function (acf ) and permutations of the symmetric group is obtained via a special group representation on S3 ; these results are generalized for general k in Section 4.
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations
In the present paper, we go one step further into random forests by working out and solidifying the properties of a model suggested by Breiman in .
Analysis of a Random Forests Model
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