HyperDic: stiffening

English > 2 senses of the word stiffening:
NOUNactstiffeningthe act of becoming stiff
processstiffening, rigidifying, rigidificationthe process of becoming stiff or rigid
stiffening > pronunciation
Soundsstih'fahnihng; stih'fnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > stiffening: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of becoming stiff.
Example"stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"
Broaderprocedure, processA particular course of action intended to achieve a result
Spanishagarrotamiento, entumecimiento, fortalecimiento
Verbsstiffenbecome stiff or stiffer
English > stiffening: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of becoming stiff or rigid.
Synonymsrigidifying, rigidification
Narrowerrigor mortismuscular stiffening that begins 2 to 4 hours after death and lasts for about 4 days
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Verbsstiffenmake stiff or stiffer

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