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Verb: fossilize  'fó-su,lIz
  1. Convert to a fossil
    "The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone";
    - fossilise [Brit]
     
  2. Become mentally inflexible
    - fossilise [Brit]

Derived forms: fossilizing, fossilizes, fossilized

Type of: age, convert, get on, maturate, mature, senesce

Encyclopedia: Fossilize