Dictionary Results for stiffening

1. stiffening - noun

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

Hypernym(s): procedure, process

2. stiffening - noun

· the process of becoming stiff or rigid

Synonym(s): rigidifying, rigidification

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity

3. stiffen - verb

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

Hypernym(s): change

Antonym(s): loosen

4. stiffen - verb

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

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): loosen

5. stiffen - verb

· severely restrict in scope or extent; "tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

Synonym(s): tighten, tighten_up, constrain

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

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