silicify

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

Definition of silicify

transitive verb

: to convert into or impregnate with silica

First Known Use of silicify

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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 1 Mar. 2021.

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