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cal·ci·fy

 (kăl′sə-fī′)
tr. & intr.v. cal·ci·fied, cal·ci·fy·ing, cal·ci·fies
1. To make or become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts.
2. To make or become inflexible and unchanging.

calcify

(ˈkælsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Chemistry) to convert or be converted into lime
2. (Chemistry) to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts

cal•ci•fy

(ˈkæl səˌfaɪ)

v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts.
2. to make or become rigid or inflexible, as in an intellectual position.
[1830–40]

calcify


Past participle: calcified
Gerund: calcifying

Imperative
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Present
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we calcify
you calcify
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Preterite
I calcified
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Present Continuous
I am calcifying
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we are calcifying
you are calcifying
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Present Perfect
I have calcified
you have calcified
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we have calcified
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Past Continuous
I was calcifying
you were calcifying
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we were calcifying
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Past Perfect
I had calcified
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we had calcified
you had calcified
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Future
I will calcify
you will calcify
he/she/it will calcify
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Future Perfect
I will have calcified
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Future Continuous
I will be calcifying
you will be calcifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calcifying
you have been calcifying
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you have been calcifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calcifying
you will have been calcifying
he/she/it will have been calcifying
we will have been calcifying
you will have been calcifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calcifying
you had been calcifying
he/she/it had been calcifying
we had been calcifying
you had been calcifying
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Conditional
I would calcify
you would calcify
he/she/it would calcify
we would calcify
you would calcify
they would calcify
Past Conditional
I would have calcified
you would have calcified
he/she/it would have calcified
we would have calcified
you would have calcified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.calcify - become impregnated with calcium salts
harden, indurate - become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
2.calcify - become inflexible and unchanging; "Old folks can calcify"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
3.calcify - turn into lime; become calcified; "The rock calcified over the centuries"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
4.calcify - convert into lime; "the salts calcified the rock"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations

calcify

[ˈkælsɪfaɪ]
A. VTcalcificar
B. VIcalcificarse

calcify

vtKalk mablagern auf/in (+dat), → verkalken lassen
viverkalken

calcify

[ˈkælsɪfaɪ]
1. vtcalcificare
2. vicalcificarsi

calcify

vi (pret & pp -fied) calcificarse
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