Definition of Rigidifying

1. Noun. The process of becoming stiff or rigid.

Exact synonyms: Rigidification, Stiffening
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Specialized synonyms: Rigor Mortis
Derivative terms: Rigidify, Rigidify, Stiffen



Definition of Rigidifying

1. Verb. (present participle of rigidify) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigidifying

1. rigidify [v] - See also: rigidify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigidifying

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rigidifying (current term)
rigidise
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rigidity
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Literary usage of Rigidifying

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1. The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century by Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1911)
"... reach the darkness " is the strictly logical application of the Roman postulates ; in rigid and rigidifying consistency lies the strength of Jesuitism). ..."

2. Dealignment: A New Foreign Policy Perspective by Mary Kaldor, Richard A. Falk, Gerard Holden (1987)
"Despite these rigidifying elements, Soviet experiences in Afghanistan and Eastern Europe may well have produced some sombre second thoughts about the costs ..."

3. Educational Problems by Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"She scorns consistency, and this is well, for thus the sutures of her thought plexus are kept from closing prematurely and her brain from rigidifying. ..."

4. Educational Problems by Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"She scorns consistency, and this is well, for thus the sutures of her thought plexus are kept from closing prematurely and her brain from rigidifying. ..."

5. Educational Problems by Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"She scorns consistency, and this is well, for thus the sutures of her thought plexus are kept from closing prematurely and her brain from rigidifying. ..."

6. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"... the rigidifying atmosphere of fear in which officials as well as ordinary people existed. Reform and relaxation tended to be accompanied by greater ..."

7. National Self-government: Its Growth and Principles, the Culmination of by Ramsay Muir (1918)
"This is a very different aim from the aim of rigidifying and emphasising class distinctions, with a view to the ultimate substitution of the ascendancy of ..."

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