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CALCIFY (calcified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does calcify mean? 

CALCIFY (verb)
  The verb CALCIFY has 4 senses:

1. become impregnated with calcium salts
2. become inflexible and unchanging
3. turn into lime; become calcified
4. convert into lime

  Familiarity information: CALCIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALCIFY (verb)


Sense 1calcify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become impregnated with calcium salts

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "calcify" is one way to...):

harden; indurate (become hard or harder)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

decalcify (remove calcium or lime from)


Sense 2calcify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become inflexible and unchanging

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Old folks can calcify

Hypernyms (to "calcify" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3calcify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn into lime; become calcified

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The rock calcified over the centuries

Hypernyms (to "calcify" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4calcify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert into lime

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the salts calcified the rock

Hypernyms (to "calcify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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