obfirm

transitive verb
variants: less commonly

obfirmate

Definition of obfirm

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  to make obdurate

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at ob-, firm


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