thin or thick

ossify
(v)
OSS-i-fie
Meaning

become fixed and unchanging in form

1st Sample Sentence

Many social practices ossify into customs and rituals which long outlast the needs for which they originally came into being.

Root

os ossis (bone)#facere (to make) (Latin)

Mnemonics

remember it with "fossil"--bodies become hard fossils (bones) root word is os means "bone" and in sanskrit it means "asthi".

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