v. so·lid·i·fied, so·lid·i·fy·ing, so·lid·i·fies
1. To make solid, compact, or hard: an ingredient that solidifies the mixture.
2. To make strong or united: a speech that solidified her supporters.
1. To become solid: as the cement solidifies.
2. To become united: Her support is solidifying.
so·lid′i·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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