solidifies, solidifying, solidified
1) V-ERG When a liquid solidifies or is solidified, it changes into a solid.

The thicker lava would have taken two weeks to solidify...

[V n] The Energy Department plans to solidify the deadly waste in a high-tech billion-dollar factory.

[V-ed] ...a frying-pan full of solidified fat.

2) V-ERG If something such as a position or opinion solidifies, or if something solidifies it, it becomes firmer and more definite and unlikely to change.

Her attitudes solidified through privilege and habit.

[V n] ...his attempt to solidify his position as chairman...

[V n] Her behavior this week has solidified her support within the Department of Justice.

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  • Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solidifying}.] [Solid + fy: cf. F. solidifier.] To make solid or compact. [1913 Webster] Every machine is a solidified mechanical theorem. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solidify — So*lid i*fy, v. i. To become solid; to harden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solidify — index amalgamate, cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite) …   Law dictionary

  • solidify — 1799 (trans.); 1837 (intrans.), from Fr. solidifier, from O.Fr. solide (see SOLID (Cf. solid) (adj.)). Related: Solidified; solidifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • solidify — *harden, indurate, petrify, cake Analogous words: *compact, consolidate, concentrate: condense, *contract, compress: *congeal, coagulate, set, clot, jelly, jell …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solidify — [v] harden amalgamate, anneal, bake, cake, cement, clot, coagulate, cohere, congeal, crystallize, densify, dry, firm, freeze, jell, petrify, set, stiffen, strengthen, thicken; concepts 250,469 …   New thesaurus

  • solidify — ► VERB (solidifies, solidified) ▪ make or become hard or solid. DERIVATIVES solidification noun solidifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • solidify — [sə lid′ə fī΄] vt., vi. solidified, solidifying [Fr solidifier: see SOLID & FY] 1. to make or become solid, firm, hard, compact, etc. 2. to crystallize 3. to make or become solid, strong, or united solidification n …   English World dictionary

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  • solidify — UK [səˈlɪdɪfaɪ] / US [səˈlɪdɪˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms solidify : present tense I/you/we/they solidify he/she/it solidifies present participle solidifying past tense solidified past participle solidified 1) to become solid,… …   English dictionary

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