Definition of fossilization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌfɒsəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɑːsələˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the process of becoming a fossil or of making something into a fossil Amber is a superb medium for the fossilization of fragile organisms.
  2. 2(disapproving) the process of becoming, or of making somebody/something become, fixed and unable to change or develop the fossilization of the monarchy