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English definition of “ossify”

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
(Definition of ossify verb (IDEAS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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