Definition of Fossilized in English :

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Fossilized meaning in English

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1. fossilised, fossilized, ossified

set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

Example Sentences:
'obsolete fossilized ways'
'an ossified bureaucratic system'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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preserved in fossil form
fossilized dinosaur bones
unable to adapt or change, esp because of long tradition or bureaucracy
Even the most fossilized chairman was reluctant to have to say that his company had done nothing.

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v. fos·sil·ized, fos·sil·iz·ing, fos·sil·iz·es
1. To convert into a fossil.
2. To make outmoded or inflexible with time; antiquate.
To become a fossil.

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