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English noun: stiffening

1. stiffening (act) the act of becoming stiff

SamplesStiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance.

Broader (hypernym)procedure, process

2. stiffening (process) the process of becoming stiff or rigid

Synonymsrigidification, rigidifying

Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

Narrower (hyponym)rigor mortis

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