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English verb: ossify

1. ossify (change) become bony

SamplesThe tissue ossified.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

2. ossify (change) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern

SamplesRigidify the training schedule.
Ossified teaching methods.
Slogans petrify our thinking.

Synonymspetrify, rigidify

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stiffen

3. ossify (change) cause to become hard and bony

SamplesThe disease ossified the tissue.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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