lignify

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verb lig·ni·fy \ˈlig-nə-ˌfī\

Definition of lignify

lignified

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lignifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convert into wood or woody tissue

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become wood or woody

lignification

play \ˌlig-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of lignify

French lignifier, from Latin lignum


First Known Use: circa 1828


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