lithify

verb lith·i·fy \ ˈli-thə-ˌfī \

Definition of lithify

lithified; lithifying
: to change to stone : petrify; especially : to convert (unconsolidated sediment) into solid rock
: to become changed into stone

lithification

play \ˌli-thə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of lithify

1877

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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