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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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