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ossify

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ossifyos‧si‧fy /ˈɒsɪfaɪ $ ˈɑː-/ verb (ossified, ossifying, ossifies)  1 [intransitive] formalCHANGE YOUR MIND to become unwilling to consider new ideas or change your behaviour2 [intransitive, transitive] technicalHBM to change into bone or to make something change into boneossification /ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ ˌɑːs-/ noun [uncountable]
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ossifyGorbachev faced an ossified economic system.Usually musical traditions remain alive only if they are thriving, writing them down tends to ossify them and hasten their end.
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Verb table
ossify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyossify
he, she, itossifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyossified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ossified
he, she, ithas ossified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ossified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ossify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ossified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ossifying
he, she, itis ossifying
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you, we, theyare ossifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas ossifying
you, we, theywere ossifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ossifying
he, she, ithas been ossifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ossifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ossifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ossifying
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