verb (used with object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
Words nearby fossilize
OTHER WORDS FROM fossilizefos·sil·iz·a·ble, adjectivefos·sil·i·za·tion, nounsem·i·fos·sil·ized, adjectiveun·fos·sil·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for fossilization
Glimpses there were of the handy, affectionate, sympathizing woman, emerging from fossilization.Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
Such hard parts or shells were commonly favorable for fossilization.
To evoking the instincts of bygone ages, which have not been preserved by fossilization?More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
A very common kind of fossilization is the preservation of only the hard parts of organisms.
Till men began to wonder at the stratification of rocks, and the fossilization of shells, there was no science of Geology.Westminster Sermons|Charles Kingsley