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The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization.  Synonyms: curing, hardening, set, solidifying.  "He tested the set of the glue"

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"Solidification" Quotes from Famous Books

... going on at an inappreciable rate, and which, though originally far more rapid than now, necessarily required an immense time to produce any decided change, must ultimately have resulted in the solidification of the portion most able to part with its heat—namely, the surface. In the thin crust thus formed we have the first marked differentiation. A still further cooling, a consequent thickening of this crust, ...
— Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects - Everyman's Library • Herbert Spencer

... sun and its atmosphere to have such materials, such motions, such a constitution, and these consequences followed from their primordial condition? How came the parent vapor thus to be capable of coherence, separation, contraction, solidification? How came the laws of its motion, attraction, repulsion, condensation, to be so fixed as to lead to a beautiful and harmonious system in the end? How came it to be neither too fluid nor too tenacious, to contract ...
— Christianity and Greek Philosophy • Benjamin Franklin Cocker

... chiefly in the case of calcareous rocks that solidification takes place at the time of deposition. But there are many deposits in which a cementing process comes into operation long afterwards. We may sometimes observe, where the water of ferruginous or calcareous springs has flowed through a bed of sand or gravel, ...
— The Student's Elements of Geology • Sir Charles Lyell

... work seems to be in the direction of checking this loosening of discipline, and in reorganizing and strengthening the bands of military order. As the infantry needed but little further solidification, the commander-in-chief turned his attention to the cavalry. In the possible efficiency of this arm of the service the general seems to have full faith. But it is currently reported that the general has said ...
— Three Years in the Federal Cavalry • Willard Glazier

Words linked to "Solidification" :   hardening, solidify, congelation, natural action, set, action, plastination, curing, natural process, congealment, activity, heat of solidification

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