from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of solidifying.
- n. Concentration or consolidation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of solidifying, or state of being solidified.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of making solid; specifically, in physics, the passage of a body from a liquid or gaseous to a solid state. It is accompanied by evolution of heat without a decrease of temperature, and by change of volume.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
The cause of broad-leafed trees losing their leaves is then identified as the solidification of moisture at the leaf juncture, which can thus serve as the middle term in a causal explanation of this fact.
He told the senator that the interim storage of waste at reactors through a process known as solidification "is something we can do today."
Because granite and granodiorite form beneath the Earth's surface, their solidification is a relatively slow process.
He refers over and over again to the idea of "solidification" of commercial spent nuclear fuel at each reactor location as the solution to the waste management issue.
a world of beauty she was now too fatigued to imagine save as a kind of solidification of a sunset.
It's more than a miracle; it's the solidification of the Jewish people.
Rather than advance Palestinian independence, this vitriol contributes to the solidification of the Israeli occupation in the name of security.
The material has low shrinkage during solidification and can therefore be cast in near-net shapes with microscale precision.
It's likely that he was descended from a small population of sundadonts (sundadonty being the dentition pattern that was an evolutionary precursor to sinodonty, which developed and still exists in South Asia, aka the Indian Subcontinent), whose ancestors may have migrated into the Americas before the solidification of the traits that comprise sinodonty, and subsequently competed, lived alongside, and were eventually genetically enveloped by the later waves of migration.
It struck me that the ageing process is one of a general solidification, a kind of crystallization into a distinct shape, as the formlessness of youth gradually falls away to reveal the outline of the individual.