A process in which a person feels they are under extreme amounts of tempestuous pressure and collapse emotionally. The process often results in violent, yet beautiful, emotional breakouts. Not everyone is susceptible to lithification, and those who are take great pride in their heightened sensitivity.
Chad likes his steak well-done, his beer cold, and his sports uninterrupted. He is a simple man but complicated women toying with his emotions causes him to undergo extreme lithification that will reduce him to tears and to throwing his phone against the wall.