Translation of "ossify" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈɒs.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈɑː.sə.faɪ/

formal disapproving If habits or ideas ossify, or if something ossifies them, they become fixed and unable to change. (of habits or ideas) to 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.

specialized medical If body tissue ossifies, it becomes hard and changes into bone.

ossified adjective uk /ˈɒs.ɪ.faɪd/ us /ˈɑː.sə.faɪd/

(Translation of “ossify” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)