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Ossify

Os´si`fy
v. t.1.(Physiol.) To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.
[imp. & p. p. Ossified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ossifying .]
2.To harden; as, to ossify the heart.
v. i.1.(Physiol.) To become bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
Verb1.ossify - become bony; "The tissue ossified"
2.ossify - make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
Synonyms: rigidify, petrify
3.ossify - cause to become hard and bony; "The disease ossified the tissue"
anneal, brutalize, calcify, callous, case harden, cornify, firm, fossilize, harden, indurate, inure, lapidify, lithify, petrify, steel, temper, toughen, vitrify
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