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 :
 I have a less ossified view of culture, one that sees it as not fixed in a person's or nation's history, but as a fluid, ongoing process.

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