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ossify

verb [I or T] (IDEAS)    /ˈɒs.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈɑː.sə-/ formal disapproving
If habits or ideas ossify, or if something ossifies them, they become fixed and unable to change: Years of easy success had ossified the company's thinking and it never faced up to the challenge of the new technology.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same ossified     /-faɪd/ adjective Hard and firm
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