Definition of Fossilized

1. Adjective. Set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs. "An ossified bureaucratic system"

Exact synonyms: Fossilised, Ossified
Similar to: Inflexible



Definition of Fossilized

1. a. Converted into a fossil; antiquated; firmly fixed in views or opinions.

Definition of Fossilized

1. Adjective. In a state of fossilization; preserved in rock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fossilized

1. fossilize [v] - See also: fossilize

Medical Definition of Fossilized

1. Converted into a fossil; antiquated; firmly fixed in views or opinions. "A fossilized sample of confused provincialism." (Earle) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossilized

fossilify
fossilifying
fossilisation
fossilise
fossilised
fossilises
fossilising
fossilism
fossilist
fossilists
fossility
fossilizable
fossilization
fossilizations
fossilize
fossilized (current term)
fossilizes
fossilizing
fossilogy
fossilology
fossils
fossor
fossores
fossoria
fossorial
fossorial foot
fossorial mammal
fossorious
fossors
fossula

Literary usage of Fossilized

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"... than that which is afforded by the results of Microscopic examination of lignite or fossilized wood, and of ordinary coal, which we now assuredly know ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"Descriptions of some of the larger Forms of fossilized Foraminifera in Scinde; with Observations on their Internal Structure. ..."

3. Personnel Relations in Industry by Algie Martin Simons (1921)
"Only as these have been deposited in the geological layers of "common sense" and then dug up, fossilized, to be used as weapons in discussion, ..."

4. The World a Department Store: A Story of Life Under a Coöperative System by Bradford Peck (1900)
"He believed that man was born in sin, and the only way in which he could reach heaven was to follow the lines laid down by fossilized theologians, ..."

5. The United States and Cuba. by James Mursell Phillippo (1857)
"fossilized human skeleton. Supposed antiquity of the submerged forests. Peculiar circumstances connected with them. Collection of human bones in Virginia. ..."

6. Principles of Geology: Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1850)
"Inhumation of freshwater plants and animals — Shell marl—fossilized seed- vessels and stems of chara — Recent deposits in American lakes — Freshwater ..."

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