Ossify

Ossify [ OS-uh’-fahy ]
intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (tr.v.) to harden and transform to a bone
2. (tr. v.) to be rigid or resist change and unconventionality
3. (intr. v.) to change a bone by hardening
4. (intr. v.) to be rigid or unconventional in beliefs and behaviour
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Countries that do not allow any form of free expression to their people will ossify artistically, socially and ultimately economically.

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