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lignify (Also lignifying, lignifies, lignified) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to lignify

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transcribe

  • verb write out from speech, notes, etc.
    • Transcribe the oral history of this tribe
  • verb rewrite in a different script
    transliterate.
    • The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated

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encoding

  • noun the activity of converting data or information into code
    encryption.
  • verb convert information into code
    encode.
    • encode pictures digitally

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novelize

  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    fictionalise; novelise; fictionalize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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sporulate

  • verb produce spores
    • plants sporulate
  • verb convert into spores

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cypher

  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cipher.
  • noun a quantity of no importance
    aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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change_over

  • verb make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
    shift; switch.
    • First Joe led
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    convert.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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herbaceous

  • adjective satellite characteristic of a nonwoody herb or plant part

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nonlignified

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caramelize

  • verb be converted into caramel
    caramelise.
    • The sugar caramelized
  • verb convert to caramel
    caramelise.

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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tanning

  • noun process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; lashing; flagellation.

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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bark

  • noun tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  • noun a noise resembling the bark of a dog

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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tan

  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; burn; suntan.
  • noun a light brown the color of topaz
    topaz.

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unlignified

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code

  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    codification.
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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ligneous

  • adjective satellite consisting of or containing lignin or xylem
    • ligneous (or woody) tissue

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keratinise

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinize.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinize.

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encrypt

  • verb convert ordinary language into code
    encipher; code; write in code; cypher; inscribe; cipher.
    • We should encode the message for security reasons

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write_in_code

  • verb convert ordinary language into code
    encipher; code; encrypt; cypher; inscribe; cipher.
    • We should encode the message for security reasons

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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duplex

  • noun a house with two units sharing a common wall
    semidetached house; duplex house.
  • noun an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
    duplex apartment.

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petrify

  • verb cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking
  • verb change into stone
    lapidify.
    • the wood petrified with time

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mineralize

  • verb convert into a mineral substance
  • verb transform (a metal) into an ore

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ferment

  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    unrest; tempestuousness; fermentation; agitation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
  • noun a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

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sulfate

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
    sulphate.
  • verb convert into a sulfate

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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write

  • verb produce a literary work
    pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels
  • verb communicate or express by writing
    • Please write to me every week

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hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

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compost

  • noun a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
  • verb convert to compost
    • compost organic debris

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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lapidify

  • verb change into stone
    petrify.
    • the wood petrified with time

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humify

  • verb convert (plant remains) into humus

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dressing

  • noun savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
    salad dressing.
  • noun a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    stuffing.

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encode

  • verb convert information into code
    • encode pictures digitally

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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lign

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vinify

  • verb convert a juice into wine by fermentation
    • vinify grape juice

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fermenting

  • noun a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
    zymolysis; ferment; zymosis; fermentation.
  • verb be in an agitated or excited state
    ferment.
    • The Middle East is fermenting
    • Her mind ferments

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novelise

  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    fictionalise; novelize; fictionalize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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caramelise

  • verb be converted into caramel
    caramelize.
    • The sugar caramelized
  • verb convert to caramel
    caramelize.

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keratinize

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinise.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinise.

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flour

  • noun fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
  • verb cover with flour
    • flour fish or meat before frying it

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reconvert

  • verb convert back
    • Hollywood is reconverting old films

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inscribe

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; enrol; recruit.
    • The party recruited many new members

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slag

  • noun the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
    dross; scoria.
  • verb convert into slag

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nitrate

  • noun any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
  • verb treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
    • nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol

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cipher

  • noun a message written in a secret code
    cypher.
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cypher.

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rigid

  • adjective satellite incapable of or resistant to bending
    stiff.
    • a rigid strip of metal
    • a table made of rigid plastic
    • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
    • stiff hair
    • a stiff neck
  • adjective satellite incapable of compromise or flexibility
    strict.

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sclerosed

  • adjective relating to or having sclerosis; hardened
    sclerotic.
    • a sclerotic patient

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deaden

  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    damp; dampen.
    • muffle the message
  • verb cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    girdle.
    • girdle the plant

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lignification

(Bot.) A change in the character of a cell wall, by which it becomes harder. It is supposed to be due to an incrustation of lignin.

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fictionalise

  • verb make into fiction
    retell; fictionalize.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    novelise; novelize; fictionalize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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fossilize

  • verb convert to a fossil
    fossilise.
    • The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone
  • verb become mentally inflexible
    fossilise.

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encipher

  • verb convert ordinary language into code
    code; encrypt; write in code; cypher; inscribe; cipher.
    • We should encode the message for security reasons

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lignin

  • noun a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants

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nitrify

  • verb convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
  • verb treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
    nitrogenise; nitrogenize.

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fictionalize

  • verb make into fiction
    retell; fictionalise.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    fictionalise; novelise; novelize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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fossilise

  • verb convert to a fossil
    fossilize.
    • The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone
  • verb become mentally inflexible
    fossilize.

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receive

  • verb get something; come into possession of
    have.
    • receive payment
    • receive a gift
    • receive letters from the front
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    incur; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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malt

  • noun a milkshake made with malt powder
    malted milk; malted.
  • noun a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer
    malt liquor.

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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opalise

  • verb make opalescent
    opalize.
  • verb replace or convert into opal
    opalize.
    • opalized tree trunks

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lignify

  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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lignify

  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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opalize

  • verb make opalescent
    opalise.
  • verb replace or convert into opal
    opalise.
    • opalized tree trunks

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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ozonise

  • verb convert (oxygen) into ozone
    ozonize.

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reclaim

  • verb claim back
    repossess.
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)
    recover.

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