verb (used with object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
Origin of fossilize
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Historical Examples of fossilize
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
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
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
In these fringing woods are some curious dripping crags which fossilize every article submitted to their influence.The Rivers and Streams of England
Cartilaginous jaws would not fossilize, and the Ostracoderms may have possessed them.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell