lapidify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lapidify change into stone "the wood petrified with time"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Lapidify To become stone or stony.
    • v. t Lapidify To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lapidify To convert into stone; petrify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Lapidify to make into stone
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. f. lapidifier,. See Lapidific, and -fy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lapidariuslapis, lapidis, a stone.

Usage

In literature:

Yet when the whole is lapidified, it may not form one homogeneous mass of stone or metal.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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