fossilize - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/ˈfɒsəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyfossilize
he/she/itfossilizes
present participlefossilizing
past tensefossilized
past participlefossilized
  1. to become a fossil by being preserved in rock for thousands or millions of years, or to preserve something in this way

derived word

fossilization

 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/ˌfɒsəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]