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densify

[′den·sə‚fī]
(engineering)
To increase the density of a material such as wood by subjecting it to pressure or impregnating it with another material.
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The incremental work done on the specimen in turn densifies the material and changes the amount of strain energy in the specimen.
At around 2300 F and 5000 psi, the press densifies the powder while transferring surface detail from the punches.
These strands are then bonded with a high-performance adhesive in a unique steam-injection process that densifies the wood and produces huge blocks or "billets" of wood.