decalcify


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de·cal·ci·fy

 (dē-kăl′sə-fī′)
v. de·cal·ci·fied, de·cal·ci·fy·ing, de·cal·ci·fies
v.tr.
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
v.intr.
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.

de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·cal′ci·fi′er n.

decalcify

(diːˈkælsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Medicine) (tr) to remove calcium or lime from (bones, teeth, etc)
decalcification n
deˈcalciˌfier n

de•cal•ci•fy

(diˈkæl səˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to deprive of lime or calcareous matter, as a bone.
v.i.
2. to become decalcified.
[1840–50]
de•cal`ci•fi•ca′tion, n.
de•cal′ci•fi`er, n.

decalcify


Past participle: decalcified
Gerund: decalcifying

Imperative
decalcify
decalcify
Present
I decalcify
you decalcify
he/she/it decalcifies
we decalcify
you decalcify
they decalcify
Preterite
I decalcified
you decalcified
he/she/it decalcified
we decalcified
you decalcified
they decalcified
Present Continuous
I am decalcifying
you are decalcifying
he/she/it is decalcifying
we are decalcifying
you are decalcifying
they are decalcifying
Present Perfect
I have decalcified
you have decalcified
he/she/it has decalcified
we have decalcified
you have decalcified
they have decalcified
Past Continuous
I was decalcifying
you were decalcifying
he/she/it was decalcifying
we were decalcifying
you were decalcifying
they were decalcifying
Past Perfect
I had decalcified
you had decalcified
he/she/it had decalcified
we had decalcified
you had decalcified
they had decalcified
Future
I will decalcify
you will decalcify
he/she/it will decalcify
we will decalcify
you will decalcify
they will decalcify
Future Perfect
I will have decalcified
you will have decalcified
he/she/it will have decalcified
we will have decalcified
you will have decalcified
they will have decalcified
Future Continuous
I will be decalcifying
you will be decalcifying
he/she/it will be decalcifying
we will be decalcifying
you will be decalcifying
they will be decalcifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decalcifying
you have been decalcifying
he/she/it has been decalcifying
we have been decalcifying
you have been decalcifying
they have been decalcifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decalcifying
you will have been decalcifying
he/she/it will have been decalcifying
we will have been decalcifying
you will have been decalcifying
they will have been decalcifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decalcifying
you had been decalcifying
he/she/it had been decalcifying
we had been decalcifying
you had been decalcifying
they had been decalcifying
Conditional
I would decalcify
you would decalcify
he/she/it would decalcify
we would decalcify
you would decalcify
they would decalcify
Past Conditional
I would have decalcified
you would have decalcified
he/she/it would have decalcified
we would have decalcified
you would have decalcified
they would have decalcified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decalcify - lose calcium or calcium compounds
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"
2.decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
calcify - become impregnated with calcium salts
Translations

decalcify

[ˌdiːˈkælsɪfaɪ] VTdescalcificar

decalcify

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