Definitions for ossifyˈɒs əˌfaɪ
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"The tissue ossified"
rigidify, ossify, petrify(verb)
make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
"rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
cause to become hard and bony
"The disease ossified the tissue"
To transform (or cause to transform) from a softer animal substance into bone; particularly the processes of growth in humans and animals.
To become (or cause to become) inflexible and rigid in habits or opinions.
To grow (or cause to grow) formulaic and permanent.
Origin: From os, ossis + -ify
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.
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