Lap`i*des"cent (?), a. [L. lapidescens, p. pr. of lapidescere to become stone, fr. lapis, -idis, stone: cf. F. lapidescent.]

Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies.


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Lap"i*des"cent, n.

Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone.


© Webster 1913.

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