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 fossilized
But many, and probably most, rules persist as fossilized remains of now-forgotten controversies.
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|DAILY BEAST
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.