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English noun: fossilisation

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


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

Narrower (hyponym)petrifaction, petrification

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 fossilisation (act) becoming inflexible or out of date


Broader (hypernym)passage, transition

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