fossilized vs ossified what difference

what is difference between fossilized and ossified

English

Alternative forms

  • fossilised (UK)

Verb

fossilized

  1. simple past tense and past participle of fossilize

Adjective

fossilized

  1. In a state of fossilization; preserved in rock
  2. outmoded
  3. (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.

Synonyms

  • (outmoded): antiquated, disused, outdated; see also Thesaurus:obsolete or Thesaurus:unfashionable

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

ossified (comparative more ossified, superlative most ossified)

  1. Having undergone the process of ossification (transformation into bone).
  2. (figuratively) Inflexible, old-fashioned.
    Synonyms: outdated, outmoded, out of date, passé, inflexible, rigid; see also Thesaurus:obsolete, Thesaurus:unfashionable
  3. (Ireland, US, slang) Drunk.
    Synonyms: blocked, locked, scuttered; see also Thesaurus:drunk

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Verb

ossified

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ossify

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