verb (used with object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing.
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.