what is difference between fossilized and ossified
- fossilised (UK)
- simple past tense and past participle of fossilize
- In a state of fossilization; preserved in rock
- (linguistics) having become a fossil: no longer productive
- A fossil word in a language is a word which has fallen out of use except for in set phrases: e.g. the English word fro, used only in to and fro. A fossilized bound morpheme (e.g. a fossilized affix) is one which was once able to derive words, but which now only exists as a fixed component of words: e.g. the English abstract noun–forming suffix -th.
- (outmoded): antiquated, disused, outdated; see also Thesaurus:obsolete or Thesaurus:unfashionable
ossified (comparative more ossified, superlative most ossified)
- Having undergone the process of ossification (transformation into bone).
- (figuratively) Inflexible, old-fashioned.
- Synonyms: outdated, outmoded, out of date, passé, inflexible, rigid; see also Thesaurus:obsolete, Thesaurus:unfashionable
- (Ireland, US, slang) Drunk.
- Synonyms: blocked, locked, scuttered; see also Thesaurus:drunk
- simple past tense and past participle of ossify
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