: having been changed into a fossil : subjected to fossilization
- And in 1997 he found several thousand fossilized eggs from a giant sauropod, or plant-eating dinosaur, just 120 miles north. The find included the first-known fossilized dinosaur embryos, as bits of fossilized dino-skin.
- —Eric Niiler
: old and unchanging or outmoded
: made firm, fixed, or rigid by the passage of time
- As the mountains get higher, the houses become tin-roof shacks, with yards full of fossilized appliances and ancient cars.
- —Elizabeth Gilbert
- I love the living language more than the fossilized variety with its hardened meanings and set-in-stone lexicon.
- —Paul McFedries
- I know when I took photos in the past I was looking either for particularly artistic shots or ones that might become fossilized memories adorning a mantel.
- —Robert W. Lucky