how to pronounce ossify


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ossify is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ossify in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… times doesn't that ossify who and what …”

meanings of ossify


  1. To grow (or cause to grow) formulaic and permanent.
  2. To become (or cause to become) inflexible and rigid in habits or opinions.
  3. To calcify.
  4. To transform (or cause to transform) from a softer animal substance into bone; particularly the processes of growth in humans and animals.

ossify frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ossify occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ossify can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ossify can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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