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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fossilized, fossilised, ossifiedadjective

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

    "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system"


  1. fossilizedadjective

    In a state of fossilization; preserved in rock.


  1. fossilized

    Fossilized refers to the process or the state in which remains or traces of plants, animals, and other organisms are preserved over time, typically in sedimentary rocks. It involves the mineralization of the original organic material, essentially turning them into stone. This process, which often takes millions of years, allows scientists to study the history of life on Earth. Fossilized can also metaphorically refer to something that is outdated or no longer in use.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fossilized

    of Fossilize

  2. Fossilizedadjective

    converted into a fossil; antiquated; firmly fixed in views or opinions

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossilized in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossilized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fossilized in a Sentence

  1. Ken Farley:

    Perseverance's sophisticated science instruments will not only help in the hunt for fossilized microbial life, but also expand our knowledge of Martian geology and its past, present, and future, our science team has been busy planning how best to work with what we anticipate will be a firehose of cutting-edge data. That's the kind of' problem' we are looking forward to.

  2. Rick Potts:

    When our team determined the age of the Nyayanga evidence, the perpetrator of the tools became a ‘whodunnit’ in my mind. There are several possibilities, and except for fossilized hand bones wrapped around a stone tool, the originator of the early Oldowan may be an unknown for a long time.

  3. Phillip Barden:

    Fossilized behavior is exceedingly rare, predation( the act of predator attacking prey) especially so, as paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.

  4. Timothy Gibson:

    Previously, the oldest widely accepted fossilized green algae was about 800 million years old, this work confirms what many have expected based on the existing, though sparse fossil record, which is that green algae likely existed about a billion years ago.

  5. Professor Long:

    In all my years as a kid collecting fossilized shark teeth around Victorian sites (I had over 500 specimens), I only ever found one half of a large megalodon tooth.

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