Origin of fossil
OTHER WORDS FROM fossilfos·sil·like, adjectivesub·fos·sil, noun
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How to use fossil in a sentence
Similar blackouts many years ago lead the state to transition away from fossil fuels like natural gas to renewable energy.Environment Report: Real Estate Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose Sea Level Rise Risk|MacKenzie Elmer|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The amount of sea level rise depends roughly on how much fossil fuels humans burn in the coming decades causing global temperatures to spike, which eventually leads to the melting of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic and swelling of the oceans.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone|MacKenzie Elmer|August 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We know them from the fossils, footprints and tools they left behind.
The energy transition is not only about using green fuels instead of fossil fuels, and then it’s over.
These agreements offer an opportunity to push traditional and mostly fossil fuel-based power companies toward more renewable energy and could help slow the warming of the planet.Environment Report: One Way to Force Companies to Emit Less Carbon|MacKenzie Elmer|August 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
But Sanders, a representative of the Northeastern vacation state of Vermont, also opposes fossil fuel development.
And given the current glut in fossil fuels, it might even be a better economic bet to wait a few years.
By most measures, it is the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They believe that companies trafficking in fossil fuels will eventually face financial problems.
The black market trade in fossils stolen from the richest Cretaceous fossil locality in the world has prompted a crackdown.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research|Scott Bixby|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To those who are unaccustomed to view fossil remains the dimensions of some of these seem almost incredible.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
The fossil record is too incomplete to reveal the time when the two tribes diverged.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks|John A. White
From the discovery of immense fossil bones of mastodons and other extinct species.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5|Hubert Howe Bancroft
This chapter ought not to be concluded without a short notice of that remarkable rain known to geologists as “fossil rain.”The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
The fossil record of the kangaroo rats is so scanty that one can but speculate on the evolutionary sequence.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
British Dictionary definitions for fossil
- a relic, remnant, or representation of an organism that existed in a past geological age, or of the activity of such an organism, occurring in the form of mineralized bones, shells, etc, as casts, impressions, and moulds, and as frozen perfectly preserved organisms
- (as modifier)fossil insects
- a person, idea, thing, etc, that is outdated or incapable of change
- (as modifier)fossil politicians
Word Origin for fossil
Scientific definitions for fossil
Other words from fossilfossilize verb
Cultural definitions for fossil
The evidence in rock of the presence of a plant or an animal from an earlier geological period. Fossils are formed when minerals in groundwater replace materials in bones and tissue, creating a replica in stone of the original organism or of their tracks. The study of fossils is the domain of paleontology. The oldest fossils (of bacteria) are 3.8 billion years old.