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Overview of noun stiffening

The noun stiffening has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) stiffening

(the act of becoming stiff; "stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance")

2. stiffening, rigidifying, rigidification

(the process of becoming stiff or rigid)

Overview of verb stiffen

The verb stiffen has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (11) stiffen

(become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room")

2. (2) stiffen

(make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine")

3. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain

(restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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