(comparative more ossified, superlative most ossified)
- simple past tense and past participle of ossify
Variant of ossify
intransitive verbossified, ossifying
- to change or develop into bone
- to settle or fix rigidly in a practice, custom, attitude, etc.
Origin of ossify; from Classical Latin os (gen. ossis), a bone (; from Indo-European base an unverified form ost- from source Sanskrit ásthi, Classical Greek osteon, bone) + -fy