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v. fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing, fos·sil·iz·es
1. To convert into a fossil.
2. To make outmoded or inflexible with time; antiquate.
To become a fossil.
fos′sil·i·za′tion (-sə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||fossilization - the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone|
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
|2.||fossilization - becoming inflexible or out of date|
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fossilization[ˌfɒsɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N → fosilización f
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fossilization[ˌfɒsɪlaɪˈzeɪʃ/ən] n → fossilizzazione f
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