ankylosed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ankylose +‎ -ed

Verb[edit]

ankylosed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ankylose

Adjective[edit]

ankylosed (comparative more ankylosed, superlative most ankylosed)

  1. Stiffened or inflexible, with regard to the bones or joints; figuratively, stiff, cramped, rigid.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 133:
      it was a strange spot, this forest of dark petrifacts, this grove of ankylosed trees.