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Meaning of LAPIDESCENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Lap"i*des"cent\, n.
    Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other
    bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone.
    
    
 

 

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