[os-uh-fahy] /ˈɒs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), ossified, ossifying.
to convert into or cause to harden like bone.
verb (used without object), ossified, ossifying.
to become bone or harden like bone.
to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.:
a young man who began to ossify right after college.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to convert or be converted into bone
(intransitive) (of habits, attitudes, etc) to become inflexible
1713, “to turn into bone,” a back-formation from ossification, or else modeled on French ossifier (18c.) and formed from Latin os (genitive ossis) “bone” (see osseous) + -fy. Figurative sense is from 1858. Related: Ossified; ossifying.
ossify os·si·fy (ŏs’ə-fī’)
v. os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing, os·si·fies
To change into bone.
[os-uh-ning] /ˈɒs ə nɪŋ/ noun 1. a town in SE New York, on the Hudson: the site of a state prison formerly known as Sing Sing.
Operating Systems Simulation Language. [“OSSL – A Specialized Language for Simulating Computer Systems”, P.B. Dewan et al, Proc SJCC 40, AFIPS (Spring 1972)].
- Osso bucco
/ˈɒsəʊ ˈbʊkəʊ/ noun 1. a stew, originally from Italy, made with knuckle of veal, cooked in tomato sauce
[os-oh-boo-koh, oh-soh-; Italian aws-saw-boo-kaw] /ˈɒs oʊˈbu koʊ, ˈoʊ soʊ-; Italian ˈɔs sɔˈbu kɔ/ noun, plural ossibuchi [os-ee-boo-kee, oh-see-; Italian aws-see-boo-kee] /ˈɒs iˈbu ki, ˈoʊ si-; Italian ˈɔs siˈbu ki/ (Show IPA). Italian Cookery. 1. a dish of sliced veal shanks, typically prepared with olive oil, wine, seasonings, tomatoes, etc., and served with rice or other […]