English verb: ossify
|1.||ossify (change) become bony|
|Samples||The tissue ossified.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||change state, turn|
|2.||ossify (change) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern|
|Samples||Rigidify the training schedule.|
Ossified teaching methods.
Slogans petrify our thinking.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|3.||ossify (change) cause to become hard and bony|
|Samples||The disease ossified the tissue.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|