Calcified



Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts.
Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate.
to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position.
Contemporary Examples

Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’ Malcolm Jones June 20, 2012
What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Portugal, Costa Rica, and England in the World Cup Nathan Daschle June 30, 2014
Emily Dickinson’s Racy Side Donna Seaman February 28, 2010

Historical Examples

The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to convert or be converted into lime
to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts
v.

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