calcify calcify  /ˈkæl sə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) become impregnated with calcium salts
  2. (v) become inflexible and unchanging
  3. (v) turn into lime; become calcified
  4. (v) convert into lime


  1. The Internet will calcify to support present-day uses--which is great for the monopolies of today but terrible for the future that the Internet could be.
  2. When the jazzed arteries had begun to calcify, and the bravely broken hearts began to miss a beat, Fitzgerald slowed down too.
  3. There's no question that personalities can calcify with age, causing us to become less receptive to new experiences and flat-out crabby when faced with them.



  1. Cahill told evertonTV: "I had an x-ray yesterday (Tuesday) and it is positive. The bone is starting to calcify over than that is all I need to see - that we are moving forward. It is pretty much up to Baz (head physio Mick Rathbone) to give me the...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Tim Cahill Source: Premiership Latest

  2. "I don't even think we'll evaluate it for a while," Hamilton said. "It's not a displaced fracture, so that's good. Now we've just got to see how long it's going to take for it to calcify and heal completely. But it's not something we're going...
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Leonard Hamilton Source: Tallahassee Democrat

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