Si*lic"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Silicified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Silicifying (?).] [L. silex, silicis, a flint + -fy: cf. F. silicifier.] Chem.

To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon.

The specimens found . . . are completely silicified. Say.

⇒ The silica may take the form of agate, chalcedony, flint, hornstone, or crystalline quartz.


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Si*lic"i*fy, v. i.

To become converted into silica, or to be impregnated with silica.


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