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Definition of the verb calcify

What does calcify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: calcified

  1. become impregnated with calcium salts
  2. become inflexible and unchanging
    • example: Old folks can calcify
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  3. turn into lime; become calcified
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  4. convert into lime
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb calcify

verb

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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for calcify

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Google previewProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1915)

tissues as cartilage calcify is a distinct problem but may be largely a matter of chemotaxis. As cartilage seems to have a specific adsorption affinity for Ca salts and as Ca salts introduced from without stimulate ossification, Ca salts are ...

Google previewA Sea of Glass (2016)

Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk by Drew Harvell

The complete failure to calcify is an extreme tipping point. Long before this is reached, we expect to see many calcified animals with thinning skeletons, such as the almost transparent limpets observed in the high-CO2 seeps near Naples, Italy.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1891)

And Such Words and Phrases of the Collateral Sciences as Pertain to the Art and Practice of Dentistry by Chapin Aaron Harris

Of the Permanent Teeth : At the 25th week of foetal life the enamel and dentine of the first molars begin to classify : 1st year after birth, the central and lateral incisors begin to calcify ; at 4 years of age the cuspids, bicuspids, and 2d molars ...

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

The primary canines begin to calcify before birth, and erupt at about 18 months. Calcification is usually complete by 21⁄2 years and the root starts to resorb at 7 years of age before being shed at 12 years. The permanent canines commence to ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1895)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

tissue lies in the intima, and consists of connective tissue, which, however, soon undergoes degeneration, generally hyaline in character, and then may again become disintegrated into fatty and granular detritus, or may calcify ( atheroma).

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

It showsearly age changes, may calcify andherniate through the fibrous rings thatenclose it to cause disk disease. redn. an ovalmass of graymatter (pinkin fresh specimens) in theanterior ...

Google previewSammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Sammy Cahn

stupefy testify justify mystify beautify satisfy calcify ratify ossify notify 3 dragonfly by (bl) putrefy liquefy edify modify qualify nullify amplify butterfly reapply misapply multiply ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1L1C3I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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