fossilise
chiefly British variant of fossilize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fossilise — (Brit.) v. change into a fossil, petrify; be petrified, become a fossil; make outmoded; become old fashioned or outmoded, become unchanging (also fossilize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fossilise — fossil ► NOUN 1) the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. 2) humorous an antiquated person or thing. DERIVATIVES fossiliferous adjective fossilization (also fossilisation) noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • fossilise — [c]/ˈfɒsəlaɪz/ (say fosuhluyz) verb (fossilised, fossilising) –verb (t) 1. Geology to convert into a fossil; replace organic substances with mineral in the remains of an organism. 2. to change as if into mere lifeless remains or traces of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fossilise — verb 1. convert to a fossil The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone • Syn: ↑fossilize • Derivationally related forms: ↑fossilisation, ↑fossilization (for: ↑fossilize), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tronc fossilisé — Bois pétrifié Bois pétrifié dans le Parc national de Petrified Forest aux États Unis Le bois pétrifié (du grec petro signifiant « pierre », littéralement « bois transformé en pierre ») est un type de fossiles. Il est composé… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fossilised — fossilise (Brit.) v. change into a fossil, petrify; be petrified, become a fossil; make outmoded; become old fashioned or outmoded, become unchanging (also fossilize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fossilises — fossilise (Brit.) v. change into a fossil, petrify; be petrified, become a fossil; make outmoded; become old fashioned or outmoded, become unchanging (also fossilize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fossilising — fossilise (Brit.) v. change into a fossil, petrify; be petrified, become a fossil; make outmoded; become old fashioned or outmoded, become unchanging (also fossilize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fosile — Fossile Ammonite fossilisée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fossile — Ammonite fossilisée …   Wikipédia en Français

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