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vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
to turn into rock


(ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to change (sediment) to stone or rock.
2. to become lithified.
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8] (the median value of ~11 000 lithified marine sedimentary rocks, including siltstone, limestone, marl and shale samples; Ellwood et al.
2009; Westphal, Heindel, Brandano, & Peckman, 2010), which allow the precipitation of carbonates and / or in situ calcification, with the subsequent formation of lithified horizons that shape microbialite fabric (Dupraz & Vischer, 2005).
In both channel fill and debris flows the clasts are all observed to have different cement to the matrix which suggests that these clasts were incorporated as semi-lithified slope sediments and probably originated from the shelf edge where marine cements and/or platform top meteoric cements lithified the sediment.
2008) Processes of coastal bluff erosion in weakly lithified sands, Pacifica, California, USA.
Fast evil is quicksilver, incendiary, blazing through, yet also obdurate, lithified, going nowhere: here to stay.
Balsamo F, Storti F, Salvini F, Silva AT, Lima CC (2010) Structural and petrophysical evolution of extensional fault zones in low-porosity, poorly lithified sandstones of the Barreiras Formation, NE Brazil.
The stratigraphic top of the member is not seen, and is poorly exposed in residential areas of the Halifax "south end" The only younger units exposed are poorly lithified Quaternary deposits that overlie all the members with an angular unconformity.
The Fracture system in carbonate rocks can be formed at various stages of diagenesis as well as is associated with brittle failure and tectonic fracturing of lithified carbonate rocks caused by stress and shear displacement.
The layer macro-structural heterogeneity is determined by large fragment spots, macro-pores, and lamination and cracking in strongly lithified columns.
Graptolite argillite is fine-grained, unmetamorphosed, (sub)horizontally lying organic-rich (8-20%) lithified clay and argillite (Turisalu Formation) belonging to the group of black shales of sapropelic origin [15].
It is highly useful in shallow surveys of unconsolidated, non-lithified, partially consolidated and lithified sediments (Wyatt et al.
The lamination probably represents relic organic imprints similar to the type produced on tidal flat environments by colonies of blue green algae, while the irregular shape of the caves and small cavities with their sculptured walls suggest formation through dissolution of lithified carbonate material.