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English noun: fossilization

1. fossilization (process) the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone


Synonymsfossilisation


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)petrifaction, petrification

2. fossilization (act) becoming inflexible or out of date


Synonymsfossilisation


Broader (hypernym)passage, transition









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