Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 04/15/16 Ossify

Ossify (verb)
ossify [os-uh-fahy]

verb (used with object), ossified, ossifying.
1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone.

verb (used without object), ossified, ossifying.
2. to become bone or harden like bone.
3. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.: a young man who began to ossify right after college.

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Origin: 1705-15; < Latin ossi- (stem of os) bone + -fy

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