silicify

verb

si·​lic·​i·​fy sə-ˈli-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce silicify (audio)
silicified; silicifying

transitive verb

: to convert into or impregnate with silica

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of silicify was circa 1828

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“Silicify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicify. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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