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fos·sil·ize

 (fŏs′ə-līz′)
v. fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing, fos·sil·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To convert into a fossil.
2. To make outmoded or inflexible with time; antiquate.
v.intr.
To become a fossil.

fos′sil·i·za′tion (-sə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

fossilize

(ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪz) or

fossilise

vb
1. (Palaeontology) to convert or be converted into a fossil
2. to become or cause to become antiquated or inflexible
ˈfossilˌizable, ˈfossilˌisable adj
ˌfossiliˈzation, ˌfossiliˈsation n

fos•sil•ize

(ˈfɒs əˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to convert into a fossil; replace organic matter with mineral substances in the remains of an organism.
2. to cause to become outmoded or unchanging.
v.i.
3. to become a fossil or fossillike.
[1785–95]
fos`sil•i•za′tion, n.

fossilize


Past participle: fossilized
Gerund: fossilizing

Imperative
fossilize
fossilize
Present
I fossilize
you fossilize
he/she/it fossilizes
we fossilize
you fossilize
they fossilize
Preterite
I fossilized
you fossilized
he/she/it fossilized
we fossilized
you fossilized
they fossilized
Present Continuous
I am fossilizing
you are fossilizing
he/she/it is fossilizing
we are fossilizing
you are fossilizing
they are fossilizing
Present Perfect
I have fossilized
you have fossilized
he/she/it has fossilized
we have fossilized
you have fossilized
they have fossilized
Past Continuous
I was fossilizing
you were fossilizing
he/she/it was fossilizing
we were fossilizing
you were fossilizing
they were fossilizing
Past Perfect
I had fossilized
you had fossilized
he/she/it had fossilized
we had fossilized
you had fossilized
they had fossilized
Future
I will fossilize
you will fossilize
he/she/it will fossilize
we will fossilize
you will fossilize
they will fossilize
Future Perfect
I will have fossilized
you will have fossilized
he/she/it will have fossilized
we will have fossilized
you will have fossilized
they will have fossilized
Future Continuous
I will be fossilizing
you will be fossilizing
he/she/it will be fossilizing
we will be fossilizing
you will be fossilizing
they will be fossilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fossilizing
you have been fossilizing
he/she/it has been fossilizing
we have been fossilizing
you have been fossilizing
they have been fossilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fossilizing
you will have been fossilizing
he/she/it will have been fossilizing
we will have been fossilizing
you will have been fossilizing
they will have been fossilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fossilizing
you had been fossilizing
he/she/it had been fossilizing
we had been fossilizing
you had been fossilizing
they had been fossilizing
Conditional
I would fossilize
you would fossilize
he/she/it would fossilize
we would fossilize
you would fossilize
they would fossilize
Past Conditional
I would have fossilized
you would have fossilized
he/she/it would have fossilized
we would have fossilized
you would have fossilized
they would have fossilized

fossilize

To turn something into a fossil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fossilize - convert to a fossil; "The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
lapidify, petrify - change into stone; "the wood petrified with time"
2.fossilize - become mentally inflexible
senesce, age, maturate, mature, get on - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
Translations
zkamenět
forstene
megkövesít
steingerva
skamenieť
fosilleşmek

fossilize

[ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪz] vifossilizzarsi

fossil

(ˈfosl) noun
the hardened remains of an animal or vegetable found in rock. Fossils have been found here which may be a million years old.
ˈfossilize, ˈfossilise verb
to change into a fossil. Time had fossilized the animal remains in the river-bed.
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