verb (lignif, i, ed)
- (intransitive) To become wood.
- (intransitive), (botany): To develop woody tissue as a result of incrustation of lignin during secondary growth.
- (intransitive), (by extension): To become rigid or fixed, like something made of wood.
Etymology: From lignum, lÄgnum "wood" + -fy, -ify
- Dutch: verhouten
- French: lignifier
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