variants: or less commonly obfirmate
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of obfirm

obsolete
: to make obdurate

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History and Etymology for obfirm

obfirm from Latin obfirmare, offirmare, from ob-, of- to, against, over + firmare to make firm; obfirmate from Latin obfirmatus, offirmatus, past participle of obfirmare, offirmare to make firm

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