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calcify


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcify  \Cal"ci*fy\  (k[a^]l"s[i^]*f[imac]),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Calcified}  (-f[imac]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Calcifying}.]  [L. 
  calx,  calcis,  lime  +  -fy.] 
  To  make  stony  or  calcareous  by  the  deposit  or  secretion  of 
  salts  of  lime. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcify  \Cal"ci*fy\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  changed  into  a  stony  or  calcareous  condition,  in 
  which  lime  is  a  principal  ingredient,  as  in  the  formation  of 
  teeth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calcify 
  v  1:  become  impregnated  with  calcium  salts  [ant:  {decalcify}] 
  2:  turn  into  lime;  become  calcified;  "The  rock  calcified  over 
  the  centuries" 
  3:  convert  into  lime;  "the  salts  calcified  the  rock" 




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