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become stiff

tighten

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to make stiff or stiffer

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to make or become tense

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become stiff or stiffer

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To stiffen the dermis, the repetitive compression of 15% strain at the frequency of 1 Hz for 90 s was applied.
To stiffen AD, the repetitive compression of 10% strain at a frequency of 0.
Glue scraps of 1/2-inch plywood between the layers to keep them equally spaced and to stiffen the shelf.
Some catch connective tissue stiffens (ophiuroid arm plate ligaments: Wilkie, 1992; echinoid catch apparatus: Takahashi, 1967), some softens (crinoid cirral ligaments: Birenheide et al.
The tube is enclosed and protected by a 45 degree pitched roof connected to the laminated timber inner layer by a spindly space frame, which helps to stiffen and stabilize the structure.
Poor exchanges lead to a gradual stiffening of the connective tissue, which shortens as it stiffens, pulling the skin down.
Pretension stiffens cables against deflection, and fabric or foil, also pre-tensioned, can be used between the cables to create very large spans.
Uses: Stiffens margarine, gives body and mouthfeel.
A drug that weakens the bonds between proteins or that stiffens individual protein "bricks," preventing them from stretching or compressing as needed to pack tightly together, might create a leaky fortress.
The procedure stiffens the palate, preventing or lessening blockages of the airway - effectively treating sleep apnea and substantially reducing the intensity of snoring in most individuals.
But gun laws - a good example is a recently approved bill by Assemblyman Richard Katz, D-Panorama City, that stiffens penalties for unlawfully carrying concealed firearms - should make sense.
Many researchers believe the cross-linking stiffens blood vesselsand other structures, leading to such diabetic complications as eye, kidney and cardiovascular problems.
He faces more than 20 years in prison if convicted, and would have to serve 85 percent of the time under the state's ``three strikes, you're out'' law, which also stiffens penalties for second offenders, Ulfig said.
It doubles the number of Border Patrol officers to about 10,000, stiffens penalties for alien smuggling and makes it easier to turn away foreigners seeking asylum.
Proprietary CertiLock(TM) provides a positive self aligning locking system, and RigidForm(TM) Technology -- a double-thick rolled-over nail hem that stiffens the panel and increases wind resistance up to 180 mph.