fossilize fossilize  /ˈfɑ sə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) convert to a fossil
  2. (v) become mentally inflexible



  1. If microbes could live and fossilize in so punishing a place, they might do the same in other hot spots, like now vanished springs on Mars.
  2. But the museum doggedly proceeded to fossilize itself with quaint, dutiful and embarrassing exhibits.


  • The Flesh of Ancient Fish

    It is hard to tell from just bones or a fossilized rock what a creature once looked like with muscles. Flesh does not survive well over the eons. Swedish, Australian and French researchers have presented for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armored fish discovered in north-west Australia. This research will help scientists to better understand how neck ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network


  1. Holleyman said the BSA has been working closely with Representative Pete Stark (D-Calif.) to ensure "we don't lock into place or fossilize a particular technology."
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Robert Holleyman Source: CNET News

  2. "Chris is a very rootsy guy, and his music really communicates the essence of the blues," said Ball. "Our duty, at this point, is to add to the lexicon of the blues, and not fossilize it, and that's what Chris does."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Marcia Ball Source:

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