Meaning of “fossilize” in the English Dictionary

"fossilize" in British English

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fossilizeverb [ I ]

UK usually fossilise uk /ˈfɒs.ɪ.laɪz/ us /ˈfɑː.səl.aɪz/

to become a fossil:

The remains gradually fossilized.
fossilization
noun [ U ] UK usually fossilisation uk /ˌfɒs.ɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfɑː.səl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “fossilize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fossilize" in American English

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fossilizeverb [ I ]

/ˈfɑs·əˌlɑɪz/

earth science to become a fossil

(Definition of “fossilize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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