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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of becoming rigid;

Usage examples (37)
  • stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance
  • Verb (used without object) : He stiffened, expecting to hear the worst
  • They are postcard sized bits of fabric art, with some kind of stiffening in the centre which go directly in the post.
  • Campbell interjects and says "there's too many qualifications" in the dossier, adding that the document needs "stiffening". for more
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