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English definition of “fossilized”

fossilized

adjective (UK usually fossilised)     /ˈfɒs.ɪ.laɪzd/ US  /ˈfɑː.səl.aɪzd/
having become a fossil: fossilized bonesPalaeontology and fossilsHard and firm old-fashioned and never changingOld or old-fashionedThe elderly
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