Word of the Week Wednesday: ossify


This Wednesdays Word of the week is: ossify

To ossify is to turn into bone.  Usually this refers to cartilage becoming bone.

Figuratively, to ossify means to grow rigid in habits and opinions.

What strikes me about this word is that a word that essentially means to harden is dominated by the soft “s” sound.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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