verb (used with object)
to convert into a fossil
; replace organic with mineral substances in the remains of an organism.
to change as if into mere lifeless remains or traces of the past.
to make rigidly antiquated: Time has fossilized such methods.
verb (used without object)
to become a fossil
or fossillike: The plant fossilized in comparatively recent geologic time.
(of a linguistic form, feature, rule, etc.) to become permanently established in the interlanguage of a second-language learner in a form that is deviant from the target-language norm and that continues to appear in performance regardless of further exposure to the target language
is always a great word to know.
So is core. Does it mean:
Also, especially British, fos·sil·ise.