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solidify

so·lid·i·fy

solidify

 
 
pronunciation:
s lI d faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: solidified, solidifies, solidifying
definition 1: to make firm, hard, or solid.
The cold temperature of the refrigerator solidified the bacon fat.
antonyms:
liquefy, melt
similar words:
cake, concrete, congeal, firm
definition 2: to make united.
His stirring and persuasive speech solidified public opinion.
antonyms:
divide
similar words:
consolidate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become solid.
The wax solidifies as it dries.
antonyms:
liquefy, melt
similar words:
concrete, set
definition 2: to become united.
The workers solidified and decided to strike.
antonyms:
divide
similar words:
consolidate
derivation: solidification (n.)
Word Parts
The word solidify contains the following part:
-fy, -ify, -efy Latin verb-forming suffix that means make, cause to be, become
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The suffix group -fy , -ify , -efy forms verbs from primarily Latin bases. When -ify attaches to an English base, the base is an adjective (uglify , Frenchify ) or noun (citify , zombify) usually having one syllable or two syllables ending in |i|. Verbs ending in -fy have corresponding noun forms ending in -ion: as a rule, -ify becomes -ification (verify , verification); -efy becomes -efaction (putrefy , putrefaction). See also fac, fic, fec, fact, fect.