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Solidify \So*lid"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solidified; p. pr. & vb. n. Solidifying.] [Solid + -fy: cf. F. solidifier.] To make solid or compact.

Every machine is a solidified mechanical theorem.
--H. Spencer.


vb. (en-past of: solidify)


adj. changed into a solid mass [syn: coagulated]

  1. v. make solid or more solid; cause to solidify

  2. become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"

  3. [also: solidified]


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Usage examples of "solidified".

Had he allowed that ominous prediction to remain unchallenged, Roger knew he would never have been allowed a glimpse into a world unlike any he had ever known, one that had long been solidified by great affluence and grandly imposing estates nestled in the rolling countryside northeast of Bath.

Reality, which I had thought had finally solidified, once more had brassily shattered.

The air solidified into a Molt with scales of as rich a color as the rock he stood on--spitting distance from the car laboring uphill, an easy cast for a satchel charge or a burst of fire into the open-topped compartment.

Albert Campion, private and unwilling investigator, supported, as well as the paraphernalia belonging to these gentlemen, thirty-seven ash trays, each inscribed with varying advertising matter, a polyanthus rosetree in a remarkable pot, a cracked bottle of solidified ink, and a Bible with a red marker.

A black sword solidified in his hand, and as the shimmery darkness moved down his body, his robe altered, morphing like something out of a science fiction movie, until it became black armor.

The vaporous wraith solidified into solid bone and muscle, claws and fangs, into a frightening beast covered with a dark, cracked, leathery hide dappled with hideous, suppurating sores.

So I held on, soothing it with my gentle feminine touch--that, too, I had learned about when Threnody kissed me and held me the night before, despite the lie that touch implied--keeping it in place while we slowly solidified.

I also found my eye-lashes frozen together, and I lost several winkers in getting rid of those solidified tears.

It would take several more years before Zorana Shield and Clive Elkwood solidified their hold on the lands north of the Barren River.

Every line was fire solidified and made perfect, it was flame frozen, and lice waiting to thaw there in the middle of a concrete prairie, ready to wake with a roar, jump high and knock its silly fine great head against the Milky Way and knock the stars down in a full return of firefall meteors.

Grass, trees, landforms all formed outlines in energy and then solidified into reality.

When her image solidified again, her virtual head had been grafted onto the iconic body of Arnold Schwarzenegger, his biceps rippling.

These domes were the same light ochre as the desert and they gave the oasis the look of a piece of land that had melted, bubbled and then solidified.

Perhaps, Ambassador" the First said, "it isn't your relationship with the Order that needs to be solidified.

He walked, using his eyes as well as his ears, since the region was brightened by snow—frozen carbon dioxide, of course, and the anhydrides of other solidified gases.