Definition of Stiffening

1. Noun. The act of becoming stiff. "Stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"

Generic synonyms: Procedure, Process
Derivative terms: Stiffen



2. Noun. The process of becoming stiff or rigid.
Exact synonyms: Rigidification, Rigidifying
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Specialized synonyms: Rigor Mortis
Derivative terms: Rigidify, Rigidify, Stiffen

Definition of Stiffening

1. n. Act or process of making stiff.

Definition of Stiffening

1. Noun. An item, material or feature that makes something stiffer. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of stiffen) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stiffening

1. stiffen [v] - See also: stiffen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiffening

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Literary usage of Stiffening

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The stiffening girder, constructed chiefly of timber, was a box-shaped braced girder 18 ft. deep and 25 ft. wide, carrying the railway on top and a roadway ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Suspension Bridges: Their Design, Construction and by David Barnard Steinman (1922)
"Construction of stiffening Trusses.—The function of the stiffening truss is to ... In other words, the stiffening truss is required to hold the cable (or ..."

3. Ancient and Modern Engineering and the Isthmian Canal by William Hubert Burr (1902)
"It only remains, therefore, to devise such stiffening trusses as will cause any moving load passing on or over the bridge to be carried uniformly to the ..."

4. Ancient and Modern Engineering and the Isthmian Canal by William Hubert Burr (1902)
"It only remains, therefore, to devise such stiffening trusses as will cause any moving load passing on or over the bridge to be carried uniformly to the ..."

5. A Manual of Marine Engineering: Comprising the Designing, Construction, and by Albert Edward Seaton (1886)
"The methods of stiffening Furnaces are—(1.) By means of a hoop formed of two flat bar ... This is a cheap plan, and a very convenient one for stiffening an ..."

6. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1920)
"Restriction of the use of coal for stiffening^-—During the last week of ... It appeared that these vessels had used coal for stiffening purposes or ballast ..."

7. Suspension Bridges, Arch Ribs and Cantilevers by William Hubert Burr (1913)
"The spans k and l3 are extensions of the stiffening-trusses into the side ... Two conditions may arise when the stiffening-trusses are non- continuous; ..."

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