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    ossify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ossify

    (verb) become bony
    Example Sentence
    • The tissue ossified
    (verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
    Synonyms : petrify , rigidify
    Example Sentence
    • rigidify the training schedule
    • ossified teaching methods
    • slogans petrify our thinking
    (verb) cause to become hard and bony
    Example Sentence
    • The disease ossified the tissue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ossify

remember it with "fossil"--bodies become hard fossils(bones)

root word is os means "bone" and in sanskrit it means "asthi".

concentrate on "oss". its similar to "ooze" to freeze .something becomes hard or fixed

aussie chicks give me boner

sound like Aussie..made of bones

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The oosse are harden like bones

oss-stress it!!ox which is hard

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