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Definition 1: become bony - [verb of change]

Samples where ossify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tissue ossified

(ossify is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 2: cause to become hard and bony - [verb of change]

Samples where ossify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The disease ossified the tissue

(ossify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 3: make rigid and set into a conventional pattern - [verb of change]

Samples where ossify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rigidify the training schedule
  • ossified teaching methods
  • slogans petrify our thinking

Synonyms for ossify in the sense of this definition

(ossify is a kind of ...) make stiff or stiffer

"Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

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