lithification [lith-uh-fi-key-shuh n] Word Origin noun Geology.
- the process or processes by which unconsolidated materials are converted into coherent solid rock, as by compaction or cementation.
Origin of lithification First recorded in 1870–75;+ + Also called . British Dictionary definitions for lithification lithification noun
- the consolidation of a loosely deposited sediment into a hard sedimentary rock