rigidify

verb
ri·​gid·​i·​fy | \ rə-ˈji-də-ˌfī How to pronounce rigidify (audio) \
rigidified; rigidifying

Definition of rigidify

intransitive verb

: to become rigid

Other Words from rigidify

rigidification \ rə-​ˌji-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce rigidify (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of rigidify

1842, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Rigidify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigidify. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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