fossilization


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
petrifaction, petrification - the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
2.fossilization - becoming inflexible or out of date
passage, transition - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
Translations

fossilization

[ˌfɒsɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nfosilización f

fossilization

nVersteinerung f, → Fossilierung f (spec); (fig: of person) → Verknöcherung f

fossilization

[ˌfɒsɪlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nfossilizzazione f
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