Word:

Stiffen

Stiff´en
v. t.1.To make stiff; to make less pliant or flexible; as, to stiffen cloth with starch.
[imp. & p. p. Stiffened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stiffening.]
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
- Shak.
2.To inspissate; to make more thick or viscous; as, to stiffen paste.
3.To make torpid; to benumb.
v. i.1.To become stiff or stiffer, in any sense of the adjective.
Some souls we see,
Grow hard and stiffen with adversity.
- Dryden.
Verb1.stiffen - become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"
Antonyms:
relax, loose, loosen - become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
2.stiffen - make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
Antonyms:
loosen, loose - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
3.stiffen - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
amplify, back, be tough, beef up, brace, brace up, buttress, case harden, charge, clot, coagulate, confirm, congeal, crystallize, electrify, endure, energize, fortify, galvanize, generate, gird, hang tough, harden, invigorate, jell, loop in, nerve, plug in, prop, refresh, reinforce, reinvigorate, restrengthen, rigidify, screw up, set, shock, shore up, short, short-circuit, solidify, steel, step down, step up, strengthen, support, sustain, switch off, switch on, tauten, temper, tense, thicken, tighten, toughen, trice up, turn off, turn on, undergird
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