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
Examples from the Web for fossilized
Contemporary Examples of fossilized
But many, and probably most, rules persist as fossilized remains of now-forgotten controversies.'Transparency' is Overrated
July 11, 2012
Imagine a world in which every action is governed by fossilized customs.The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears
Peggy Miller Franck
June 22, 2012
Historical Examples of fossilized
Fossilized antelope bones have been found in western Nebraska that are estimated to be two million years old.Watched by Wild Animals
Enos A. Mills
Champneys (Sir Geoffry), a fossilized old country gentleman, who believes in "blue blood" and the "British peerage."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The trunk remained, bleeding but alive and vigorous, while the amputated portion lay for centuries in fossilized impotence.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete
John Lothrop Motley
He was a short, square, iron-gray person, with a sort of dead and fossilized eye.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
Fossilized beaks of Tetrabranchiata are known under the name of rhyncholites.