lapidescent

adjective

lap·​i·​des·​cent
¦lapə¦desᵊnt
archaic
: tending to petrify : petrifying

Word History

Etymology

Latin lapidescent-, lapidescens, present participle of lapidescere to petrify, from lapid-, lapis stone

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“Lapidescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lapidescent. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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