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ossify

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ossify/ˈɑːsəˌfaɪ/verb
ossifiesossifiedossifying
ossify
/ˈɑːsəˌfaɪ/
verb
ossifiesossifiedossifying
Learner's definition of OSSIFY  
formal + disapproving  : to become or to cause something to become unable to change
[no object]
[+ object]
technical  : to become or to cause something to become hard like bone
[no object]
[+ object]

— ossification

/ˌɑːsəfəˈkeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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