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Noun: fossilisation  ,fó-si-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: fossilization)
  1. The process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
    - fossilization
  2. Becoming inflexible or out of date
    - fossilization

Derived forms: fossilisations

Type of: action, activity, natural action, natural process, passage, transition

Encyclopedia: Fossilisation