meaning of calcify

calcify meaning in General Dictionary

to be turned into a stony or calcareous condition in which lime is a principal ingredient as with the forming of teeth

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  • to create stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime
  • develop into lime; become calcified
  • come to be impregnated with calcium salts
  • become inflexible and unchanging
  • convert into lime
  • to create stony or calcareous because of the deposit or secretion of salts of lime.
  • In order to become became a stony or calcareous problem, which lime is a main ingredient, like in the synthesis of teeth.

calcify meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1785 (suggested in calcified), from French calcifier, from stem of Latin calcem "lime" (see chalk (letter.)) + -fy. Associated: Calcifying; calcification.