AskDefine | Define calcified

Dictionary Definition

calcify

Verb

1 become impregnated with calcium salts [ant: decalcify]
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" [also: calcified]calcified See calcify

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English

Adjective

  1. Hardened from the deposit of calcium salts.
  2. That which is to become unchanging or inflexible.

Verb

calcified
  1. past of calcify
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