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See definition of stiffening on Dictionary.com
  • as insolidification
  • as instarch

synonyms for stiffening

  • calcification
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • ossification
  • petrification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • casehardening
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How to use stiffening in a sentence

Have ready in a pan some stiffening made by pouring boiling water on a very small piece of glue.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
She continued to crouch on the steps, holding her breath and stiffening herself into complete immobility.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
The Ordish bridge built at Prague in 1868 had oblique chains supporting the stiffening girders at intermediate points of the span.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
There are four cables, one on each side of the two main trusses or stiffening girders.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
There are three chains on each side, of one and two links alternately, and these support wrought iron stiffening girders.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The supporting structure is a cable suspension bridge with stiffening girders.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
"If you wish to put it that way," answered Mona, stiffening a little in spite of herself.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
All at once it snapped; the tiller swung useless and the boat whirled around, heeling in the stiffening wind, and drove shoreward.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
"I will answer any questions," said Mr. Edwards, stiffening.
THE CALICO CATCHARLES MINER THOMPSON
They only wanted a stiffening of our own class of military discipline to make them invulnerable.
IN THE RANKS OF THE C.I.V.ERSKINE CHILDERS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO STIFFENING

  • calcification
  • casehardening
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • ossification
  • petrification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • stiffening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.