lithify

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lith- +‎ -ify

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lithify (third-person singular simple present lithifies, present participle lithifying, simple past and past participle lithified)

  1. To turn sediment into solid rock
    • 2003, Ann G. Harris et al., Geology of National Parks[1], ISBN 0787299707, page 13:
      Shale is fine-grained rock made of silt or wet mud that has been lithified by compaction and cementation.

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