lithify

verb
lith·​i·​fy | \ ˈli-thə-ˌfī How to pronounce lithify (audio) \
lithified; lithifying

Definition of lithify

transitive verb

: to change to stone : petrify especially : to convert (unconsolidated sediment) into solid rock

intransitive verb

: to become changed into stone

Other Words from lithify

lithification \ ˌli-​thə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce lithification (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lithify

1877, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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