Fossilize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːsəlaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word fossilize
Brit.  |ˈfɒs(ə)lʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word fossilize

verb

- convert to a fossil(syn: fossilise)

The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone

- become mentally inflexible (syn: fossilise)

Examples

The mud helped to preserve and fossilize the wood.

Most couples, however fossilized their relationship, have some interests in common.

The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fossilize
he/she/it: fossilizes
present participle: fossilizing
past tense: fossilized
past participle: fossilized
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