ossify

Definitions

0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To change into bone; become bony.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To become set in a rigidly conventional pattern: "The central ideas of liberalism have ossified” ( Jeffrey Hart).
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To convert (a membrane or cartilage, for example) into bone.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.
0 Vote up! verb. To transform (or cause to transform) from a softer animal substance into bone; particularly the processes of growth in humans and animals.
0 Vote up! verb. To become (or cause to become) inflexible and rigid in habits or opinions.
0 Vote up! verb. To grow (or cause to grow) formulaic and permanent.
0 Vote up! verb. To calcify.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To harden.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To become bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
0 Vote up! others. To make or form bone in or of; cause ossification in or of; convert into bone, as membrane or cartilage; harden like bone; render osseous.
0 Vote up! others. To become bone; undergo ossification; change or be changed from soft tissue to bone.
0 Vote up! verb. make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
0 Vote up! verb. cause to become hard and bony
0 Vote up! verb. become bony

Usage

0 Vote up! The party is both fanatical and well-informed, and thus unlikely either to "ossify" or "grow soft" and collapse.
0 Vote up! At the same time, sure, "ossify" isn't exactly common parlance in most of our everyday exchanges, but it's not like it's a totally insane archaic thing that I dredged out of the OED, nor is Beau Geste this weird name that only the deepest scholars of French Algeria would know about (the movie was pretty big in its time ...).
0 Vote up! Woody Allen, like i say, i think of him in similar ways–went from funny-angry to just angry, real exploitive jerk in many ways, and god knows he logged in enough hours on the psych’s couch. i dunno. i think maybe it is a special hazard for people who become famous, but who knows–some people just kind of ossify at a certain point.
0 Vote up! Once you ossify guidelines into regulations governing payment, you run a great risk of freezing health care advancement.
0 Vote up! This is the static prodigy phenomenon, where early gains ossify into a state of frowning and manfully borne stasis, a condition known in sports science as Huddlestone's Mooch.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! concentrate on "oss". its similar to "ooze" to freeze .something becomes hard or fixed

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " concentrate on "oss". its similar to "ooze" to freeze .something becomes hard or fixed " 3 years 3 months ago.