verb (used with object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM fossilizefos·sil·iz·a·ble, adjectivefos·sil·i·za·tion, nounsem·i·fos·sil·ized, adjectiveun·fos·sil·ized, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fossilize
Its skeleton was made of difficult-to-fossilize cartilage, so what scientists do know mostly comes from fossilized teeth.Newborn megalodon sharks were larger than most adult humans|Carolyn Gramling|January 12, 2021|Science News
As kids, my sister and I memorized those tapes, the McDonald’s commercials fossilized in our minds.The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free|MM Carrigan|December 18, 2020|Eater
Minerals such as calcite make such shells hard and help them to fossilize.
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
A very common kind of fossilization is the preservation of only the hard parts of organisms.
Such hard parts or shells were commonly favorable for fossilization.
This assists fossilization to some degree, and fossil Charas are not uncommon.Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
To evoking the instincts of bygone ages, which have not been preserved by fossilization?More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre