solidify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"solidify" in British English

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solidifyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /səˈlɪd.ɪ.faɪ/

solidify verb [I or T] (NOT LIQUID/GAS)

to ​change from being a ​liquid or ​gas to a ​solidform, or to make something do this: Molten ​volcaniclava solidifies as it ​cools. The ​chemicalreaction solidifies the ​resin.

solidify verb [I or T] (CERTAIN)

to ​become or make something ​becomecertain: He solidified his ​commitment to the ​treaty, giving a ​forcefulspeech in ​favour of it. Support for the ​policy is solidifying.
solidification
noun [U] uk   us   /səˌlɪd.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
a ​process of ​gradual solidification
(Definition of solidify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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solidifyverb [I/T]

 us   /səˈlɪd·əˌfɑɪ/

solidify verb [I/T] (MAKE FIRM)

to make something ​firm, or to ​becomefirm: [T] A ​chemicalreaction solidifies the ​resin. [I] Lava solidifies as it ​cools.

solidify verb [I/T] (MAKE CERTAIN)

to make something ​complete, or to ​become more ​certain or ​safer: [T] The ​play solidified his ​reputation as a ​seriouswriter. [I] Her ​voicestrengthened and solidified as she ​sang.
(Definition of solidify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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