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English verb: calcify

1. calcify (change) become impregnated with calcium salts

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)harden, indurate


2. calcify (change) become inflexible and unchanging

SamplesOld folks can calcify.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

3. calcify (change) turn into lime; become calcified

SamplesThe rock calcified over the centuries.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

4. calcify (change) convert into lime

SamplesThe salts calcified the rock.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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