Definition of Fossilise

1. Verb. Convert to a fossil. "The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone"

Exact synonyms: Fossilize
Generic synonyms: Convert
Specialized synonyms: Lapidify, Petrify
Derivative terms: Fossilisation, Fossil, Fossilization



2. Verb. Become mentally inflexible.
Exact synonyms: Fossilize
Generic synonyms: Age, Get On, Maturate, Mature, Senesce
Derivative terms: Fossilisation

Definition of Fossilise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of fossilize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fossilise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossilise

fossil record
fossil records
fossil water
fossilate
fossilated
fossilates
fossilating
fossilhood
fossiliferous
fossilification
fossilified
fossilifies
fossilify
fossilifying
fossilisation
fossilise (current term)
fossilised
fossilises
fossilising
fossilism
fossilist
fossilists
fossility
fossilizable
fossilization
fossilizations
fossilize
fossilized
fossilizes
fossilizing

Literary usage of Fossilise

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1. Crossing Over: The Basics of Evolution : Workbook for Teachers by Edith Dempster (2006)
"Soft tissues like internal organs do not fossilise well, but bones, teeth, external skeletons and woody tissues of plants do fossilise well. ..."

2. The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria by George Dennis (1878)
"... about 90 BC, when fossilise is mentioned among the cities which suffered most severely from the terrible vengeance of Home, being laid waste with fire ..."

3. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1881)
"... it must be through MSS., during a period when, anterior to the invention of printing, phonetic writing had not yet begun to fossilise into ideographic. ..."

4. Mediaeval England, 1066-1350 by Mary Bateson (1903)
"As age succeeds to age, the past, in its religion, its law, its life, may fossilise, but the petrified matter becomes imperishable. ..."

5. Life, Letters, and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart by Charles Lyell (1881)
"I rode alone to Glamis, to choose some plants (fossil) which Blackadder's wife and daughter had collected, they having taken a fancy to fossilise. ..."

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