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Meaning of ossify

os•si•fy

Pronunciation: (os'u-fī"), [key]
— v., -fied, -fy•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone.
—v.i.
  1. to become bone or harden like bone.
  2. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.: a young man who began to ossify right after college.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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