lignify

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From Latin līgnum (wood) +‎ -ify.

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lignify (third-person singular simple present lignifies, present participle lignifying, simple past and past participle lignified)

  1. (intransitive) To become wood.
  2. (intransitive, botany): To develop woody tissue as a result of incrustation of lignin during secondary growth.
  3. (intransitive), (by extension): To become rigid or fixed, like something made of wood.
  4. (transitive) To turn into wood; to make ligneous.

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