HyperDic: calcification

English > 3 senses of the word calcification:
NOUNprocesscalcificationa process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
statecalcificationtissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
statecalcificationan inflexible and unchanging state
English > calcification: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts).
NarrowerossificationThe calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishcalcificación
Catalancalcificació
Verbscalcifybecome impregnated with calcium salts
English > calcification: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningtissue hardened by deposition of lime salts.
BroaderhardeningAbnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
Spanishcalcificación
Adjectivescalcificinvolving or resulting from calcification
Verbscalcifyturn into lime
calcifybecome impregnated with calcium salts
English > calcification: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningAn inflexible and unchanging state.
Example"the calcification of negotiations"
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Verbscalcifybecome inflexible and unchanging

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