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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solidification the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization "the hardening of concrete","he tested the set of the glue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solidification Act of solidifying, or state of being solidified.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solidification 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solidification act of making solid or hard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. solidification,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. solidus, solid.


In literature:

We must stop this solidification.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
In great measure it achieved the purpose of national solidification for which it was mainly designed.
"The Canadian Dominion" by Oscar D. Skelton
One means the organic, the other the inorganic; one means growth, development, life; the other means reaction, solidification, rest.
"Birds and Poets" by John Burroughs
C., only the surface of the liquid gas became opaque from incipient solidification.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
We solidify and define where solidification means loss of interest; and loss of interest, not years, is old age.
"Adventures In Contentment" by David Grayson
The expansion cock sometimes becomes obstructed by the solidification of the snow.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
We understand why the temperatures of fusion and solidification are fixed for the same body.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
C. be allowed to cool, solidification will occur at 70 deg.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
So complete is this solidification that sections of the attacked lung, instead of floating in water as normal lung-tissue will, sink promptly.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Final solidification of the ethereal is, to us, the goal of cosmic ambition.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Eagerly the men looked, as the solidifications spread slowly, like crystals growing in an evaporating solution.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
The process of solidification and the consequent architecture were alike beautiful.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Quincke has determined the surface-tension of a great many substances near their point of fusion or solidification.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
For all other solutions, the temperature of complete solidification is different.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
A high temperature of vaporization and a low temperature (83) of solidification.
"Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology" by William T. Lewis
All the four planets must shrink much in volume before their solidification will take place.
"Are the Planets Inhabited?" by E. Walter Maunder
The temperature of solidification of mercury, according to Fahrenheit's scale of temperature, is -40 deg.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
Socialism, also, found in the Dreyfus affair, a pretext for the solidification of its forces.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
Thus ceases the solidification of traditional dogma.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
This solidification is arrived at, so far as I have determined, without the intervention of a fold.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

This is due to the lack of phase transformation from the molten metal state during solidification.
Rapid solidification creates mold and die tooling that is harder than heat treated components, within build times that are faster than machining.
President Obama's re-election Tuesday was not simply a victory in a single race, but the solidification of the winning coalition that first elected him in 2008.
Revision of D6875 - 08 Standard Test Method for Solidification Point of Industrial Organic Chemicals by Thermistor .
The following changes will be made to D6875 Standard Test Method for Solidification Point of Industrial Organic Chemicals by Thermistor : Add D6809 to referenced documents in Section 2.
Of rubber from a nearby pile of shredded car parts known as "auto fluff," of rotting organic matter from a heap of food and yard waste called "solidification," and of feces from sewage sludge.
Solidification, Vitrification, crystallization and formation of quasicrystalline and nanocrystalline structures4.
NEW MATAMORAS-Area residents voiced their concerns and asked questions at a Thursday evening public forum about a proposed waste solidification station that would be built in New Matamoras.