solidification

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solidification

[sə′lid·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(physics)
The change of a fluid (liquid or gas) into the solid state.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Do you not see that by its solidification, it would burst through this field of ice that imprisons us, as, when it freezes, it bursts the hardest stones?
We must stop this solidification. Not only will the side walls be pressed together; but there is not ten feet of water before or behind the Nautilus.
But, as the congelation of the sea-water produces at least 2@, I was at least reassured against the dangers of solidification.