Calcareous vs Calcify - What's the difference?

calcareous | calcify |


As an adjective calcareous

is resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.

As a verb calcify is

to make something hard and stony by impregnating with calcium salts.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

calcareous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.
  • calcify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make something hard and stony by impregnating with calcium salts.
  • To become hard and stony by impregnation with calcium salts.
  • Derived terms

    * calcifier * calcification * recalcify * recalcification