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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fossilize  \Fos"sil*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fossilized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Fossilizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  fossiliser.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fossilize  \Fos"sil*ize\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  fossil. 
 
  2.  To  become  antiquated,  rigid,  or  fixed,  beyond  the 
  influence  of  change  or  progress. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fossilize 
  v  1:  convert  to  a  fossil;  "The  little  animals  fossilized  and  are 
  now  embedded  in  the  limestone" 
  2:  become  mentally  inflexible 




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