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os•si•fy



Pronunciation: (os'u-fī"), [key]
v., -fied, -fy•ing.


v.t.
to convert into or cause to harden like bone.

v.i.
1. to become bone or harden like bone.
2. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.: a young man who began to ossify right after college.

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ossifrageOssining
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