1. the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  2. becoming inflexible or out of date
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How To Use fossilization In A Sentence

  • B.C. 117) is already indicative of the "fossilization" of Chinese writing, Huan K'uan at least in his liberal use of the binome retained touch with the spoken language. Discourses On Salt and Iron
  • The work of this international group, published in the latest issue of Geologica Acta, is the first taphonomic (fossilisation process) study done on cetacean remains combined with other paleontological disciplines such as ichnology (the study of trace fossils). - latest science and technology news stories
  • The Creation / Flood scenario for fossilization would allow many centuries for such permineralization to occur, even under less than ideal conditions.
  • The former hypothesis has some justification, for Chinese prose was sufficiently young to have escaped, as yet, on the whole, the later processes of "fossilisation", by being divorced from the actual spoken language. 3 Discourses On Salt and Iron
  • After all, one of the tools that clean economic advocates have used to give the market good information about the true costs of energy has been to propose carbon pricing as a way to realize the value of the fossilization of sunshine. Alison Wise: The Clean Economist: Clean "Corruption"
  • Not the kind of oozing rot one might find in the depths of some leafy jungle or in a fetid swamp but rather a peculiar kind of desiccation that bordered on fossilisation as if all moisture had been sucked from the sea. Beneath an opal moon
  • Studies of fossilisation now known as stabilisation suggested that learners who are not encouraged to, or even discouraged from, ‘adding grammar’ are stuck in the pre-syntactic, lexical phase. L is for (Michael) Lewis « An A-Z of ELT
  • This may not be fossilization as we know it, of large macrostructures, but fossilization at a molecular level.
  • The fossilization process known as petrifaction usually begins when a tree or log is buried in silica-rich, alkaline volcanic ash or mud.
  • -- To return to the general argument pursued in this chapter, it is assumed, for reasons above explained, that a slow change of species is in simultaneous operation everywhere throughout the habitable surface of sea and land; whereas the fossilisation of plants and animals is confined to those areas where new strata are produced. The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)
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