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Fossilize

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Pronunciation : Fos"sil*ize
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. F. fossiliser.]
Definition : 1. To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood.

2. To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by fossilization; to mummify; to deaden. Ten layers of birthdays on a woman's head Are apt to fossilize her girlish mirth. Mrs. Browning.

t. [imp. & p. p. Fossilized; p. pr. & vb. n. Fossilizing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fos"sil*ize
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To become fossil.

2. To become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, beyond the influence of change or progress.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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