fossilized


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fossilized: fossilised

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fossilized

(ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪzd) or

fossilised

adj
1. (Minerals) preserved in fossil form
2. unable to adapt or change, esp because of long tradition or bureaucracy
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations

fossilized

[ˈfɒsɪlaɪzd] ADJfosilizado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fossilized

[ˈfɒsəllaɪzd] fossilised (British) adj
[bones] → fossilisé(e)
(fig) [organization] → sclérosé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fossilized

adjversteinert; (fig) personverknöchert; customsverkrustet, starr
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fossilized

[ˈfɒsɪˌlaɪzd] adjfossilizzato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
Unquestionably a counterpart of the Megatherium of the post-Pliocene period of the outer crust, whose fossilized skeleton has been found in South America."
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.
Perry has told me that they are almost identical with the fossilized remains of the diplodocus of the outer crust's Jurassic age.
Existence here has become fossilized. We wear a mask upon our faces; we carry a gauge for our emotions.
And I thought romance and adventure were fossilized!"
Release date- 14082019 - Eumelanin - a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes - has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-million-year-old crane-flies.
Some seven tons of fossilized giant clams (Tridacna gigas) worth about PHP28 million were recovered by authorities in Escalante City, Negros Occidental last Saturday.
At least seven tons of fossilized clams worth some P28 million were seized by authorities at the village of Washington in Escalante City, Negros Occidental province on Friday (Aug.
The fossilized shells were discovered in the Turuk mountains of the Jaiyl district in the Chui region.
Addressing the problem, Swedish scientists have begun compiling evidence of fossilized microbes in underexplored igneous rock environments on Earth, to help guide where to search for a Martian fossil record -- and what to look for.
A fossilized poop left unstudied for almost 60 years reveals the unusual meal of ancient hunters during the ritualistic ceremony.