so·lid·i·fy | \sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī \
solidified; solidifying

Definition of solidify 

transitive verb

1 : to make solid, compact, or hard

2 : to make secure, substantial, or firmly fixed factors that solidify public opinion

intransitive verb

: to become solid, compact, or hard

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solidification \sə-ˌli-də-fə-ˈkā-shən \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for solidify


concrete, congeal, firm (up), freeze, harden, indurate, set


liquefy (also liquify), soften

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Examples of solidify in a Sentence

Work is under way to solidify the concrete that supports the building. Hot wax solidifies as it cools. Recent findings helped to solidify our position. The international community is working to solidify its alliances.
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Michael has solidified his marketing leadership team by adding Dwight Caines to serve as Co-President of Marketing. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Michael Moses and Dwight Caines to Run Marketing at Universal Pictures," 18 June 2018 Sure, the battle between Gregor Clegane and Oberyn Martell more than solidified itself as one of the single most shocking (and nauseating) events in Game of Thrones history. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Game of Thrones' Podcast: Smashing Back Into "The Mountain and the Viper"," 11 July 2018 The second major evaluation period of the offseason begins this week and Archie Miller, having laid strong foundations with 2019 prospects, will be looking to spend the month solidifying them. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: IU basketball's 5 primary targets for 2019 recruiting class," 9 July 2018 Soler had entered this campaign ready to solidify himself at the major-league level after stumbling through his first year in the Royals organization. Maria Torres, kansascity, "'Opposite of what we drew up': Soler's fractured foot is the Royals' latest bad break," 16 June 2018 That liquid moves to the rest of your digestive tract, which saps much of the fluids from this mixture and solidifies it, creating the poop that winds up in your toilet bowl. Korin Miller, SELF, "Is Diarrhea Really a Sign of Early Pregnancy?," 16 June 2018 The parties had already talked about other proposals in the draft, though their inclusion in the document seemed to solidify them. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "What Will Italy’s Next Government Do? A Leak Jolts Stocks," 16 May 2018 Honestly, Saturday’s game solidified it a little bit more. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU softball earns No. 8 national seed for NCAA Tournament, Arizona also hosting regional," 13 May 2018 The first-round upset solidified him as one of the top three players in the league, gave Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps some much-deserved recognition and provided the club with a ton of momentum going into the second round against the Warriors. Jim Lefko, San Antonio Express-News, "Writers’ roundtable: Express-News sportswriters weigh in on Spurs’ potential draft targets," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of solidify

1799, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of solidify

: to make (something) solid or hard or to become solid or hard

: to make (a plan, project, etc.) stronger and more certain or to become stronger and more certain


so·lid·i·fy | \sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī \
solidified; solidifying

Kids Definition of solidify

: to make or become solid The melted wax solidified as it cooled.

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