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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.
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Adj.1.solidified - changed into a solid mass
solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"
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On the contrary the greater the heat the more solidified the remaining snow becomes.
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.
it were put into language and the language solidified, it would
"My worthy Ned," I answered, "to the poet, a pearl is a tear of the sea; to the Orientals, it is a drop of dew solidified; to the ladies, it is a jewel of an oblong shape, of a brilliancy of mother-of-pearl substance, which they wear on their fingers, their necks, or their ears; for the chemist it is a mixture of phosphate and carbonate of lime, with a little gelatine; and lastly, for naturalists, it is simply a morbid secretion of the organ that produces the mother-of-pearl amongst certain bivalves."
The tower episode solidified my power, and made it impregnable.
In his throat was something as if a sob had solidified there.
But most certainly our sphere was still gaseous or liquid, when the moon was solidified by cooling, and had become habitable."
In the Parvis, some good women, who had their milk jugs in their hands, were pointing out to each other, with astonishment, the singular dilapidation of the great door of Notre-Dame, and the two solidified streams of lead in the crevices of the stone.
We may imagine that stream of white lava had flowed from many parts of the mountain into the lower country, and that when solidified they had bee rent by some enormous convulsion into myriads of fragments.
It looks like solidified azure, as, far off, it is drawn through the streets.
Then, coming nearer, it solidified into a figure that was, indeed, rather unusually solid.
She wished inconsistently enough that she could find herself driving rapidly through the streets; she was even anxious to be with some one who, after a moment's groping, took a definite shape and solidified into the person of Mary Datchet.