verb (used with object), os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing.
Words nearby ossify
Origin of ossify
OTHER WORDS FROM ossifyos·si·fi·er, nounun·os·si·fy·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for ossify
The first vertebra to ossify is the second or third cervical, and the ossification gradually extends to those behind.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
To be overwise is to ossify; and the scruple-monger ends by standing stockstill.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
Does it liberate or suppress, ossify or render flexible, divide or unify interest?Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
There is a general growth to be observed, and the bones are beginning to ossify.Embryology|Gerald R. Leighton
The latter will always take care of themselves—the danger being that they rapidly tend to ossify us.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman