decalcify(redirected from decalcifies)
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v. de·cal·ci·fied, de·cal·ci·fy·ing, de·cal·ci·fies
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.
de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Medicine) (tr) to remove calcium or lime from (bones, teeth, etc)
v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to deprive of lime or calcareous matter, as a bone.v.i.
2. to become decalcified.
Past participle: decalcified
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|Verb||1.||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