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English noun: calcification

1. calcification (process) a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)

Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

Narrower (hyponym)ossification

2. calcification (state) tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts

Broader (hypernym)hardening

3. calcification (state) an inflexible and unchanging state

SamplesThe calcification of negotiations.

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

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