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solidify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsolidifyso‧lid‧i‧fy /səˈlɪdɪfaɪ/ verb (solidified, solidifying, solidifies) 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]HARD to become solid or make something solid 🔊 The volcanic lava solidifies as it cools. 🔊 solidified cream2 [transitive]UNITE to make an agreement, plan, attitude etc more definite and less likely to change syn strengthen 🔊 The two countries signed a treaty to solidify their alliance.solidification /səˌlɪdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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solidifyTools are made by pouring liquid metal into a mould and allowing it to cool and solidify.All other materials contract when they solidify.The last major product launch two years ago really solidified a couple of new markets for us.Now, six months after the Gulf crisis began, it is as though the world has solidified again.As it cools, over the years, the magma slowly solidifies and forms crystals.Remove any solidified fat from the top of the soup.As the lava flowed down the volcano it solidified, forming strange shapes.But what about those lavas that solidify into one homogeneous lump, without crystallizing?The propaganda served only to solidify opinion, not to change minds.In addition, putting Kirk Scrafford in as a starter at tackle will solidify the line.McMullen, expected to solidify third base for the Dodgers, loses the job to rookie Ron Cey.This is the play that solidified William's reputation as a leading playwright.
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Verb table
solidify
Simple Form
Present
itsolidifies
solidify
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Past
it, theysolidified
Present perfect
theyhave solidified
ithas solidified
Past perfect
it, theyhad solidified
Future
it, theywill solidify
Future perfect
it, theywill have solidified
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare solidifying
itis solidifying
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Past
theywere solidifying
itwas solidifying
Present perfect
theyhave been solidifying
ithas been solidifying
Past perfect
it, theyhad been solidifying
Future
it, theywill be solidifying
Future perfect
it, theywill have been solidifying
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