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  1. fossilize

    • IPA[ˈfɒs(ə)lʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      preserve (an animal or plant) so that it becomes a fossil;become a fossil
    • verb: fossilize, 3rd person present: fossilizes, gerund or present participle: fossilizing, past tense: fossilized, past participle: fossilized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. preserve (an animal or plant) so that it becomes a fossil the hard parts of the body are readily fossilized
    • become a fossil flowers do not readily fossilize
    • become or cause to become fixed and incapable of change or development we want to see a working countryside—we don't want to see it fossilized