Meaning of “solidify” in the English Dictionary

"solidify" in British English

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solidifyverb [ I or T ]

uk /səˈlɪd.ɪ.faɪ/ us /səˈlɪd.ə.faɪ/

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

to change from being a liquid or gas to a solid form, or to make something do this:

Molten volcanic lava solidifies as it cools.
The chemical reaction solidifies the resin.
solidification
noun [ U ] uk /səˌlɪd.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /səˌlɪd.ə.fəˈkeɪ.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 become firm:

[ T ] A chemical reaction 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 serious writer.
[ I ] Her voice strengthened and solidified as she sang.

(Definition of “solidify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)