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lignify Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb convert into wood or cause to become woody
WordNet

Lig"ni*fy transitive verb
Etymology
L. lignum wood + -fy: cf. F. lignifier.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Lignified ; present participle & verbal noun Lignifying
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) To convert into wood or into a ligneous substance.
Lig"ni*fy intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) To become wood.

Webster 1913