solidify

verb so·lid·i·fy \ sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of solidify

solidified; solidifying
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

solidification

play \sə-ˌli-də-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of solidify in a Sentence

  1. Work is under way to solidify the concrete that supports the building.

  2. Hot wax solidifies as it cools.

  3. Recent findings helped to solidify our position.

  4. The international community is working to solidify its alliances.

Recent Examples of solidify from the Web

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First Known Use of solidify

1799


SOLIDIFY Defined for English Language Learners

solidify

verb

Definition of solidify for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SOLIDIFY Defined for Kids

solidify

verb so·lid·i·fy \ sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī \

Definition of solidify for Students

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


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