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verb as in petrify

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Moreover, as we’ve reported previously, Georgia’s electorate is ideologically calcified by race and geography.

Today, the beliefs and actions of a relatively small group of people may be calcifying this divide.

Tap this image and those below to enlargeParts of bones that have started to calcify shine brightest in the image, Timin says.

Even if, in real life, she’s a survivor in a tough business, her features haven’t become calcified by cynicism.

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Work on modern and fossil sponges has shown that these sponges can be preserved in the rock record when their soft tissue is calcified during decay.

At the fifth year the second permanent molars, and at the eighth year the third molars or wisdom teeth, begin to calcify.

The permanent molars begin to calcify at the twenty-fifth week of fœtal life.

My father did not achieve that for himself, as his arteries had started to calcify before he discovered the immortality vitamin.

The underlying blood coagulates rapidly, and the periosteum begins to calcify within a few weeks, as shown by the X-ray.

The permanent incisors do not calcify until a year after birth.


On this page you'll find 159 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to calcify, such as: amalgamate, anneal, bake, brace, buttress, and cake.

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