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ossified

[ os-uh-fahyd ]
/ ˈɒs əˌfaɪd /
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adjective
hardened like or into bone.
Slang. drunk.
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Origin of ossified

First recorded in 1790–1800; ossify + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM ossified

un·os·si·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ossified

ossified
/ (ˈɒsɪˌfaɪd) /

adjective
converted into bone
having become set and inflexible
Irish slang intoxicated; drunk
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