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
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They couldn’t fossilize microbes on Mars for 4 billion years and see if they matched Allan Hills 84001.What Is Life? Its Vast Diversity Defies Easy Definition.|Carl Zimmer|March 9, 2021|Quanta Magazine
It took twenty million years to make the fish and to fossilize him so we'd have the evidence later.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
When you stiffen up a way of life and try to fossilize it so it'll stay that way forever, then you find you've lost it.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
In these fringing woods are some curious dripping crags which fossilize every article submitted to their influence.The Rivers and Streams of England|A.G. Bradley
Cartilaginous jaws would not fossilize, and the Ostracoderms may have possessed them.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
And he was able to guess, although he could not move his limbs to test it, that he was in the form in which he was to fossilize.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan