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Verb: calcify  'kal-su,fI
  1. Become impregnated with calcium salts
     
  2. Become inflexible and unchanging
    "Old folks can calcify"
     
  3. Turn into lime; become calcified
    "The rock calcified over the centuries"
     
  4. Convert into lime
    "the salts calcified the rock"

Derived forms: calcifying, calcifies, calcified

Type of: alter, change, change state, harden, indurate, modify, turn

Antonym: decalcify