from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To convert into a fossil.
- transitive v. To make outmoded or inflexible with time; antiquate.
- intransitive v. To become a fossil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to become a fossil
- v. to become inflexible or outmoded
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert into a fossil; to petrify.
- transitive v. To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by fossilization; to mummify; to deaden.
- intransitive v. To become fossil.
- intransitive v. To become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, beyond the influence of change or progress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reduce to a fossil condition; convert into a fossil: as, to fossilize bones or wood.
- To render like a fossil; cause to become antiquated or out of harmony with present time and circumstances and the progress of ideas: as, age has a tendency to fossilize men's minds and ideas.
- To become or be changed into a fossil.
- To become antiquated or obsolete; become out of harmony with the present time and circumstances by falling behind the progress of ideas.
- Also spelled fossilise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert to a fossil
- v. become mentally inflexible
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