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so·lid·i·fy

 (sə-lĭd′ə-fī′)
v. so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing, so·lid·i·fies
v.tr.
1. To make solid, compact, or hard: an ingredient that solidifies the mixture.
2. To make strong or united: a speech that solidified her supporters.
v.intr.
1. To become solid: as the cement solidifies.
2. To become united: Her support is solidifying.

so·lid′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solidifying - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
congealment, congelation - the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
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As his eyes lit on him, Martin was conscious of a sudden solidifying of the vague suspicion which had been forming in his mind.
Aluminum grains grow in a shape similar to the branches of a tree (dendrites) when solidifying.
This means that during final solidification of the solder joint, a "soup" forms of molten solder and solidified particles that have a different grain structure than the last solidifying alloy elements.
Normally, a polymer in solution begins solidifying by forming tiny needle-shaped crystals.
Minneapolis, says its new 3D-Modeler constructs plastic models from 3D wireframe, surface or solid CAD models in minutes, rather than the hours required by the recently introduced stereolithography systems, which create models by solidifying liquid photopolymers with a scanning laser beam.
Solidifying its leadership in the mobile hard disk drive (HDD) market, Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced it has surpassed worldwide cumulative production of one million HDDs based on perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR).
Silicon modification changes the shape of the silicon crystal in the solidifying aluminum alloy.
During final solidification of the solder joint, a "soup" forms with molten solder and already solidified particles that have a different grain structure than the last solidifying alloy elements.
Heat released by solidifying molecules represents a minor factor, they report in the March 26 NATURE.
Rimini Street also announced continued growth of its Siebel client base, further solidifying its leadership position in the market for Siebel Support Services.
Computer models will describe how crystal growth occurs in the solidifying casting, and predictions from these models will be used to design and build experiments for the space station.
Whatman realized a 53% increase in sales of the Mini-UniPrep(TM) Syringeless Filter family while the company's GD/X Filter sales grew by almost 20%, further solidifying its role as a market leader and industry standard.