HyperDic: calcify

English > 4 senses of the word calcify:
VERBchangecalcifybecome impregnated with calcium salts
changecalcifybecome inflexible and unchanging
changecalcifyturn into lime
changecalcifyconvert into lime
calcify > pronunciation
Soundskae'lsahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > calcify: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome impregnated with calcium salts.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderharden, indurateBecome hard or harder
OppositedecalcifyRemove calcium or lime / lime from
Spanishcalcificarse, calcificar
Catalancalcificar
Nounscalcificationa process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
calcificationtissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
calciuma white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light
English > calcify: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome inflexible and unchanging.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Old folks can calcify"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Nounscalcificationan inflexible and unchanging state
English > calcify: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningTurn into lime; become calcified.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishcalcificarse, calcificar
Catalancalcificar-se, calcificar
Nounscalcificationtissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
calciuma white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light
English > calcify: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningconvert into lime.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcalcificar
Catalancalcificar-se, calcificar
Nounscalciuma white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light

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