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os·si·fy

 (ŏs′ə-fī′)
v. os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing, os·si·fies
v.intr.
1. To change into bone; become bony.
2. To become set in a rigidly conventional pattern: "The central ideas of liberalism have ossified" (Jeffrey Hart).
v.tr.
1. To convert (a membrane or cartilage, for example) into bone.
2. To mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.

[Latin os, oss-, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots + -fy.]

os·sif′ic (ŏ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.
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ossify

(ˈɒsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Anatomy) to convert or be converted into bone
2. (intr) (of habits, attitudes, etc) to become inflexible
[C18: from French ossifier, from Latin os bone + facere to make]
ˈossiˌfier n
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os•si•fy

(ˈɒs əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone.
v.i.
2. to become bone or harden like bone.
3. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, opinions, etc.
[1705–15; < Latin oss-, s. of os bone + -ify]
os`si•fi•ca′tion, n.
os′si•fi`er, n.
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ossify


Past participle: ossified
Gerund: ossifying

Imperative
ossify
ossify
Present
I ossify
you ossify
he/she/it ossifies
we ossify
you ossify
they ossify
Preterite
I ossified
you ossified
he/she/it ossified
we ossified
you ossified
they ossified
Present Continuous
I am ossifying
you are ossifying
he/she/it is ossifying
we are ossifying
you are ossifying
they are ossifying
Present Perfect
I have ossified
you have ossified
he/she/it has ossified
we have ossified
you have ossified
they have ossified
Past Continuous
I was ossifying
you were ossifying
he/she/it was ossifying
we were ossifying
you were ossifying
they were ossifying
Past Perfect
I had ossified
you had ossified
he/she/it had ossified
we had ossified
you had ossified
they had ossified
Future
I will ossify
you will ossify
he/she/it will ossify
we will ossify
you will ossify
they will ossify
Future Perfect
I will have ossified
you will have ossified
he/she/it will have ossified
we will have ossified
you will have ossified
they will have ossified
Future Continuous
I will be ossifying
you will be ossifying
he/she/it will be ossifying
we will be ossifying
you will be ossifying
they will be ossifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ossifying
you have been ossifying
he/she/it has been ossifying
we have been ossifying
you have been ossifying
they have been ossifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ossifying
you will have been ossifying
he/she/it will have been ossifying
we will have been ossifying
you will have been ossifying
they will have been ossifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ossifying
you had been ossifying
he/she/it had been ossifying
we had been ossifying
you had been ossifying
they had been ossifying
Conditional
I would ossify
you would ossify
he/she/it would ossify
we would ossify
you would ossify
they would ossify
Past Conditional
I would have ossified
you would have ossified
he/she/it would have ossified
we would have ossified
you would have ossified
they would have ossified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ossify - become bony; "The tissue ossified"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
2.ossify - make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
stiffen - make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
3.ossify - cause to become hard and bony; "The disease ossified the tissue"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Translations
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ossify

[ˈɒsɪfaɪ]
A. VI (lit) → osificarse (fig) → anquilosarse
B. VTosificar
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ossify

vt (lit)verknöchern lassen; (fig)erstarren lassen; mindunbeweglich machen; to be ossified (lit)verknöchert sein; (fig)erstarrt sein; (mind)unbeweglich sein; to become ossified (fig)erstarren; (mind)unbeweglich werden
vi (lit)verknöchern; (fig)erstarren; (mind) → unbeweglich werden
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ossify

[ˈɒsɪˌfaɪ] viossificarsi
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os·si·fy

v. osificar, transformarse en hueso.
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Heterotopic ossifications in patients after severe blunt trauma with and without head trauma: incidence and patterns of distribution.
They postulated that in most heterotopic ossifications three factors are needed for the process to occur: an inciting event, usually represented by a trauma, a signal from the site of the injury, most likely represented by bone morphogenetic proteins secreted by the tissue cells, and an appropriate environment allowing the induction of newly formed bone.
Clinical survey of and pathogenic approach to para-articular ossifications in long-term coma.
* The second zone is thinner & hyperechoic and corresponds to ossifications.
X-rays and CT images revealed a posterior dislocation of the right femoral head, Brooker III ossifications about the right hip, and no evident abnormalities of the knee.
These are paravertebral ossifications that resemble an osteophyte, but run in the vertical rather than the horizontal plane (Fig.
Chantarine A, Nusgens B and Lapiere CM (1995): Biochemical analysis of Heterotopic ossifications in spinal cord injury patients.