Synonyms of ossified


1. ossify, change state, turn

usage: become bony; "The tissue ossified"

2. rigidify, ossify, petrify, stiffen

usage: make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"

3. ossify, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become hard and bony; "The disease ossified the tissue"


1. fossilized, fossilised, ossified, inflexible (vs. flexible)

usage: set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system"

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