Definition of Rigidify

1. Verb. Become rigid. "The body rigidified"

Generic synonyms: Stiffen
Derivative terms: Rigidification, Rigidifying, Rigidity



2. Verb. Make rigid and set into a conventional pattern. "Slogans petrify our thinking"
Exact synonyms: Ossify, Petrify
Generic synonyms: Stiffen
Derivative terms: Ossification, Ossification, Rigidity, Rigidity

Definition of Rigidify

1. Verb. To make rigid, to cause to be or become rigid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigidify

1. to make rigid [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: rigid

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Literary usage of Rigidify

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1. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1885)
"do not rigidify ; a temperature between 32° and 59° Fahr. favors the inception of rigidity, and prolongs it; the cadavers of robust subjects maintain their ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: sec UNCONVENTIONAL, HOMELIKE. 4. See HIGH, STRONG, REPELLENT, CONVENTIONAL. stiffen, vt 1. In a physical sense: rigidify ..."

3. Senescence, the Last Half of Life by Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"... is nevertheless obstructed in its action by rigidify- ing arteries; the bones grow spongy and their hard outer part becomes a thin shell; ..."

4. The Enforcement of Decrees in Equity by Charles Andrews Huston (1915)
"The history of the steps by which equity, long hampered by the jealousy of the courts of common law, and then by the rigidify- ing influence of her own ..."

5. Modern Views of Electricity by Oliver Lodge (1907)
"Well, the effect of an elastic skin, which can thus in a manner rigidify stagnant water, can be imitated, much more perfectly though not so easily, ..."

6. Germany, Present and Past by Sabine Baring-Gould (1879)
"If we take advantage of this flexibility and keep it up, it will become a skilful pianist; neglect it, and the muscles rigidify, and after fifteen it will ..."

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