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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.

fossilized

(ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪzd) or

fossilised

adj
1. (Minerals) preserved in fossil form
2. unable to adapt or change, esp because of long tradition or bureaucracy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fossilized - set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

fossilized

adjective
1. petrified, dead, extinct, prehistoric, ossified, dead as a dodo fossilized dinosaur bones
2. obsolete, antiquated, anachronistic, inflexible, passé, behind the times, superannuated, antediluvian, démodé (French), out of the ark (informal), archaistic breathe some new life into these fossilized organisations
Translations

fossilized

[ˈfɒsɪlaɪzd] ADJfosilizado

fossilized

[ˈfɒsəllaɪzd] fossilised (British) adj
[bones] → fossilisé(e)
(fig) [organization] → sclérosé(e)

fossilized

adjversteinert; (fig) personverknöchert; customsverkrustet, starr

fossilized

[ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪzd] adjfossilizzato/a
References in classic literature ?
It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.
These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered.
Unquestionably a counterpart of the Megatherium of the post-Pliocene period of the outer crust, whose fossilized skeleton has been found in South America.
Perry has told me that they are almost identical with the fossilized remains of the diplodocus of the outer crust's Jurassic age.
Lyell and Dawson on fossilized trees in Nova Scotia
PEKyN (CyHAN)- Police in southern Guangdong Province have seized 231 fossilized dinosaur eggs and a dinosaur skeleton at a resident's house, local authorities said.
Sander, along with Jasmina Wiemann and other Bonn colleagues, thought fossilized shells might harbor remnants of color, too.
ISLAMABAD -- Researchers have traced color vision to at least 300 million years ago following the discovery of fossilized rod and cone cells in an ancient type of fish.
Washington, April 11 ( ANI ): Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.
20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with three-dimensional (3-D) printers to make accurate copies of fossilized bones, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology.
com/news/science/1112880959/fossils-found-in-karoo-basin-were-an-odd-couple-062313/) was seeking protection and the two animals became trapped and fossilized after a flash flood, RedOrbit reports.
Mirka Velinovska from Nova Makedonija wonders how one can hold a dialogue with fossilized politicians who have woken up 50 million years later.