from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Hardened from the deposit of calcium salts.
  • adj. That which is to become unchanging or inflexible.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of calcify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or containing, calcareous matter or lime salts; calcareous.


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  • The days of soaking hominy kernels - cacahuazintle - in calcified water and peeling each one individually are fading fast, thanks to the pre-cleaned hominy that comes in packages in the refrigerated food section of even small neighborhood supermarkets.

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  • So a highly regressive taxation structure is meant to ameliorate this kind of calcified class stratification.

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  • Phillips will discuss how the depreciated dollar coupled with the dangerous attitudes of a "calcified" political system and the flawed products of wayward mega-finance have put our very global future at risk.


  • Portugal suffers from a calcified labor market and a bloated public sector.

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  • The disconnect between the frenetic pace of creative destruction in the private sector and the calcified, operating-as - always approach in government helps account for disaffected young Obama supporters on one side and fed-up tea party members on the other.

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  • I've got mine gathered in a bitter glass bottom that must be holding all the calcified pain in there too.

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  • Both figures in the shaft were calcified, or seemed as much in their shades of gray and chalky-white.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • Side step every calcified diatribe, green leafy baby there's only one you.

    Indefatigable Vegan Affirmations

  • They've become like retirement homes; they've sort of calcified.

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  • If meat of an infected pig is consumed by humans, the calcified cysts dissolve and the larvae are released.

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