[fos-ee] /ˌfɒs i/
Dian [dahy-an] /daɪˈæn/ (Show IPA), 1932–85, U.S. zoologist: expert on great apes.
American zoologist who conducted extensive studies of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Africa. Her research brought about a new understanding of the gorilla’s behavior and habitat and supported conservation efforts in Africa.
[fos-ik] /ˈfɒs ɪk/ Australian verb (used without object) 1. Mining. to undermine another’s digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc. 2. to search for any object by which to make gain: to fossick for clients. verb (used with object) 3. to hunt; seek; ferret out. /ˈfɒsɪk/ verb (Austral & NZ) 1. […]
[fos-uh l] /ˈfɒs əl/ noun 1. any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc. 2. a markedly outdated or old-fashioned person or thing. 3. a linguistic form that is archaic except in certain restricted contexts, as nonce in for the nonce, or that follows […]
- Fossil energy
noun 1. heat energy released by burning fossil fuel
noun, Energy. 1. any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. noun 1. any naturally occurring carbon or hydrocarbon fuel, such as coal, petroleum, peat, and natural gas, formed by the decomposition of prehistoric organisms fossil fuel A hydrocarbon deposit, such as petroleum, coal, or natural […]