AskDefine | Define calcify

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calcify

Verb

1 become impregnated with calcium salts [ant: decalcify]
2 become inflexible and unchanging; "Old folks can calcify"
3 turn into lime; become calcified; "The rock calcified over the centuries"
4 convert into lime; "the salts calcified the rock" [also: calcified]

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English

Verb

  1. to make something hard and stony by impregnating with calcium salts
  2. to become hard and stony by impregnation with calcium salts

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