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ossify

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verb

  • 1 these cartilages may ossify
    turn into bone, become bony, harden, solidify, stiffen, rigidify, petrify, fossilize
    rare indurate
  • 2 past oligarchies have fallen from power because they ossified
    become inflexible, become rigid, fossilize, harden, rigidify, stagnate, become unyielding/obdurate, become unprogressive, cease developing
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