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lignify

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] līgnum "wood" + -ify

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to lignify

Third person singular
lignif

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to lignify (third-person singular simple present lignif, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) To become wood.
  2. (intransitive), (botany): To develop woody tissue as a result of incrustation of lignin during secondary growth.
  3. (intransitive), (by extension): To become rigid or fixed, like something made of wood.

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