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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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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become rigid
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v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to make or become rigid.
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Past participle: rigidified
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|Verb||1.||rigidify - become rigid; "The body rigidified"|
stiffen - become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"
|2.||rigidify - make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"|
stiffen - make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
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