lignify

verb
lig·​ni·​fy | \ ˈlig-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce lignify (audio) \
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 How to pronounce lignify (audio) \ 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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The first known use of lignify was circa 1828

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“Lignify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lignify. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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