lignify


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lig·ni·fy

 (lĭg′nə-fī′)
v. lig·ni·fied, lig·ni·fy·ing, lig·ni·fies
v.intr.
To turn into wood or become woody through the formation and deposit of lignin in cell walls.
v.tr.
To make woody or woodlike by the deposit of lignin.

lig′ni·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

lignify

(ˈlɪɡnɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Botany) botany to make or become woody as a result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls
ˌlignifiˈcation n

lig•ni•fy

(ˈlɪg nəˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to convert into wood; cause to become woody.
v.i.
2. to become wood or woody.
[1820–30; < Latin lign(um) wood + -ify]
lig`ni•fi•ca′tion, n.

lignify


Past participle: lignified
Gerund: lignifying

Imperative
lignify
lignify
Present
I lignify
you lignify
he/she/it lignifies
we lignify
you lignify
they lignify
Preterite
I lignified
you lignified
he/she/it lignified
we lignified
you lignified
they lignified
Present Continuous
I am lignifying
you are lignifying
he/she/it is lignifying
we are lignifying
you are lignifying
they are lignifying
Present Perfect
I have lignified
you have lignified
he/she/it has lignified
we have lignified
you have lignified
they have lignified
Past Continuous
I was lignifying
you were lignifying
he/she/it was lignifying
we were lignifying
you were lignifying
they were lignifying
Past Perfect
I had lignified
you had lignified
he/she/it had lignified
we had lignified
you had lignified
they had lignified
Future
I will lignify
you will lignify
he/she/it will lignify
we will lignify
you will lignify
they will lignify
Future Perfect
I will have lignified
you will have lignified
he/she/it will have lignified
we will have lignified
you will have lignified
they will have lignified
Future Continuous
I will be lignifying
you will be lignifying
he/she/it will be lignifying
we will be lignifying
you will be lignifying
they will be lignifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lignifying
you have been lignifying
he/she/it has been lignifying
we have been lignifying
you have been lignifying
they have been lignifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lignifying
you will have been lignifying
he/she/it will have been lignifying
we will have been lignifying
you will have been lignifying
they will have been lignifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lignifying
you had been lignifying
he/she/it had been lignifying
we had been lignifying
you had been lignifying
they had been lignifying
Conditional
I would lignify
you would lignify
he/she/it would lignify
we would lignify
you would lignify
they would lignify
Past Conditional
I would have lignified
you would have lignified
he/she/it would have lignified
we would have lignified
you would have lignified
they would have lignified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lignify - convert into wood or cause to become woody
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
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The annuals don't lignify because they're not trying to survive to the next season.
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