Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fossilise

2 senses of fossilise

Sense 1
fossilize, fossilise -- (convert to a fossil; "The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone")
       => convert -- (change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers")

Sense 2
fossilize, fossilise -- (become mentally inflexible)
       => senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate -- (grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce")

Antonyms of adj fossilised

1 sense of fossilised

Sense 1
fossilized, fossilised, ossified -- (set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system")

INDIRECT (VIA inflexible) -> flexible -- (capable of being changed; "flexible schedules")

Similarity of adj fossilised

1 sense of fossilised

Sense 1
fossilized, fossilised, ossified -- (set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system")
       => inflexible (vs. flexible) -- (incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose")

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