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fossilize

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verb fos·sil·ize \ˈfä-sə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of fossilize

  • : to become a fossil or to cause (something) to become a fossil

Full Definition of fossilize

fos·sil·izedfos·sil·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to convert into a fossil

  3. 2 :  to make outmoded, rigid, or fixed

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become changed into a fossil

fos·sil·i·za·tion play \ˌfä-sə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of fossilize

  1. The mud helped to preserve and fossilize the wood.



1794

First Known Use of fossilize

1794


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