lignify

verb
lig·ni·fy | \ˈlig-nə-ˌfī \
lignified; lignifying

Definition of lignify 

transitive verb

: to convert into wood or woody tissue

intransitive verb

: to become wood or woody

Other Words from lignify

lignification \ˌlig-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of lignify

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for lignify

French lignifier, from Latin lignum

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