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intr. & tr.v. ri·gid·i·fied, ri·gid·i·fy·ing, ri·gid·i·fies
To become or cause to become rigid.

ri·gid′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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the state or process of stiffening or rigidifying
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Noun1.rigidification - the process of becoming stiff or rigid
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"
rigor mortis - muscular stiffening that begins 2 to 4 hours after death and lasts for about 4 days
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Addition of polyols and sugars to aqueous solutions of proteins facilitates strengthening of the hydrophobic interactions among non-polar amino acid residues, resulting into protein rigidification and thermostability optimization.
Psychrophilic and psychotropic organisms have the ability of using the extension of unsaturation of the fatty acids in membrane lipids, thus avoiding membrane rigidification at low temperatures.
It can be attributed to the inhibition of polymer chain mobility near the polymer-filler interface by their attachment to the filler or the polymer chains rigidification and/or the chain entrance to the filler particles [53].
Structural basis of calcium-induced E-cadherin rigidification and dimerization.
Brusa et al., "Polymer rigidification in graphene based nanocomposites: gas barrier effects and free volume reduction," Polymer, vol.
Lipases are normally less active in water-free solvents as compared to aqueous solution due to the restricted conformational flexibility and rigidification of enzyme conformations.
Kim, "The effect of donor group rigidification on the electronic and optical properties of arylamine-based metal-free dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells: a computational study," The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
"Since partition [of India] in 1947 and especially in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a process, both in India and Pakistan, of rigidification of religious identity," he says.
L'economie repose sur les productions cerealiere et pastorale; la region connait un doublement de sa population a l'epoque moderne et un double processus de concentration fonciere et de rigidification des modes de devolution des biens avec, au milieu du XVIIIe siecle, une pratique de l'heritage preciputaire bien ancre ayant pour corollaire l'exclusion des puines par le paiement de legitimes.
(42) The idea of "wild" animals versus "domesticated" animals rose to prominence at the time of the Enlightenment, a formative period for empire building and the rigidification of racial and gender categories that Anderson and Mack-Canty highlight.
The term 'molar fascism' relates to movements of reterritorialisation, referring to the rigidification of segmentised categories, which reduces life's complexity to dualistic choices.