lithify

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verb lith·i·fy \ˈli-thə-ˌfī\

Definition of lithify

lithified

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lithifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change to stone :  petrify; especially :  to convert (unconsolidated sediment) into solid rock

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become changed into stone

lithification

play \ˌli-thə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

1877

First Known Use of lithify

1877

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