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calcify (v.)

"become hardened like bone," 1785 (implied in calcified), from French calcifier, from stem of Latin calcem "lime" (see chalk (n.)) + -fy. Related: Calcifying; calcification.

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Definitions of calcify from WordNet

calcify (v.)
become impregnated with calcium salts;
calcify (v.)
become inflexible and unchanging;
Old folks can calcify
calcify (v.)
turn into lime; become calcified;
The rock calcified over the centuries
calcify (v.)
convert into lime;
the salts calcified the rock
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