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fossilize

fos·sil·ize

fossilize

 
pronunciation:
fa s laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fossilized, fossilizes, fossilizing
definition 1: to make into a fossil by replacing organic matter with mineral substances.
definition 2: to make hardened, rigid, or outmoded as though turned to stone, esp. a person's ideas or attitudes.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become, or become like, a fossil.
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derivation: fossilization (n.)
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