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 solidification (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 But less than a year later, Householder’s power over House Republicans, who hold a 61-38 supermajority, appears to be quickly solidified. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder consolidates power as opponents depart," 6 Nov. 2019 The center would likely be operated wholly by the YMCA if the partnership is solidified. Caitlin Anderson, Twin Cities, "Rosemount considers YMCA partnership for recreation center," 2 Nov. 2019 That’s beginning back in July, before he was solidified as a player or even a two-way player for us., "Related: Fall, Waters can expect a lot of minutes with Maine," 31 Oct. 2019 According to the Royal Mint's website, recycled coins are shredded and melted in large furnaces before being solidified for future use. Arnaud Siad And Tara John, CNN, "Commemorative coins head for Brexit meltdown after latest delay," 29 Oct. 2019 The loss of Langford leaves MSU’s starting lineup in flux at a position that appeared to be solidified with Langford’s anticipated return. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball: Here's who steps in for Joshua Langford," 23 Oct. 2019 But for contestant Matthew McQueen, his path on the show may have been solidified by a dreamy omen. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "His Grandma & Sister Had a Dream, So 'Voice' Singer Matthew McQueen Picked This Coach," 14 Oct. 2019 Observers say Tanzania’s lurch towards authoritarianism could be solidified if Magufuli wins next year’s elections. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The case against an investigative journalist shows Tanzania’s Magufuli widening a media crackdown," 17 Sep. 2019 The 2016 Finals are a turning point in league history, solidifying the legend of one Hall of Famer, and indirectly sparking the next chapter for another. Michael Shapiro,, "Ranking the Best NBA Finals of the Past Decade," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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11 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Solidify.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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