so·​lid·​i·​fy | \ sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī How to pronounce solidify (audio) \
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 How to pronounce solidify (audio) \ noun

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Sure, an 8-2 regular season, despite Saturday’s crushing 62-26 loss to North Carolina, worked to solidify, in the minds of the 21 signees, that the team is trending upward — but 20 of them committed to UM before any of those games were played. David Furones,, "How did the Hurricanes recruit so well after 6-7 in 2019? It happened before 2020′s 8-2 turnaround," 17 Dec. 2020 Corey Collier, a safety, are among the best nationally at their positions and aim to solidify a secondary that has fallen this season from its perch atop the college game. Edgar Thompson,, "Dan Mullen likes Gators’ class that generates little buzz," 16 Dec. 2020 Some of the liquid re-vaporizes once the pressure lets up, which causes the rest to solidify. Maddie Bender, Popular Science, "What the Dippin’ Dots ‘cold chain’ can teach us about COVID-19 vaccines," 15 Dec. 2020 Biden’s speech on Monday night was designed to once again counter Trump’s assault - and to solidify his assertions that the country’s founding democratic principles would remain intact. Matt Viser, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden speaks on power of democracy in counter to Trump’s attempts to overturn results," 15 Dec. 2020 Then, just hours after the initial vote — and following some public pressure from Democrats and racial justice advocates — the Board’s two Republican members reversed their position to solidify the results in favour of Biden. Erin Corbett,, "What Is “Grosse Pointe Antifa”? Oh, Just Another Gift From Our Lord 2020," 19 Nov. 2020 Portland Public Schools is tapping the brakes on its plans to solidify new school boundaries across the district’s southeast neighborhoods. oregonlive, "Portland Public Schools delays most decisions about SE boundary changes to get more input," 3 Dec. 2020 Pepper’s time as chairman, which started in 2015, was sometimes rocky, marred by infighting and relatively few high-profile victories at the statewide level as Republicans continued to solidify their dominance over electoral politics in the state. cleveland, "Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper stepping down at the end of 2020," 1 Dec. 2020 Smith scored nine points in the first half but hardly looked like the best player on the court, a discouraging development for someone who returned for one more college season to solidify his NBA draft standing. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA needs three overtimes to escape with a victory over Pepperdine," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of solidify

1799, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of solidify was in 1799

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20 Dec 2020

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“Solidify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce solidify (audio) \
solidified; solidifying

Kids Definition of solidify

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

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