HyperDic: ossify

English > 3 senses of the word ossify:
VERBchangeossifybecome bony
changeossify, rigidify, petrifymake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern
changeossifycause to become hard and bony
ossify > pronunciation
Soundsaa'sahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > ossify: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome bony.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishosificar
Catalanossificar
Nounsossificationthe calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
English > ossify: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsrigidify, petrify
Broaderstiffenmake stiff or stiffer
Nounsossificationhardened conventionality
ossificationthe process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
English > ossify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to become hard and bony.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounsossificationthe calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material

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