embracing lumber; the entire process of becoming ligneous.
a modification of the smoothness of a cell wall surface, wherein it becomes harder. Its said to be as a result of an incrustation of lignin.
The act of lignifying, or even the condition of being lignified; the process of getting or of making woody: an alleged transformation of animal matter into lumber, maybe not confirmed by scientific investigation.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...