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English verb: fossilize

1. fossilize (change) convert to a fossil

SamplesThe little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)convert

Narrower (hyponym)lapidify, petrify

2. fossilize (change) become mentally inflexible


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)age, get on, maturate, mature, senesce

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