Monday, 28 January 2013

Entry: ossified (adj.)


In context:  "'Petrified', Marathe said.  'Ossified.  Inanimate.'"

Definition: In a state of ossification; bony, osseous.


Other: Also, relevantly:
Hardened or callous; rigid or fixed in position, attitude, ideas, etc.

and

slang (chiefly U.S.). Drunk, intoxicated.

1978   H. Wouk War & Remembrance xvi. 166   An odd lot, bored to death, mostly staying ossified on Tuscan wine.

SNOOT score 2
 
Page: 647

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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