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Definition of Fossil

Fossil

  1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
  2. Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
  3. A substance dug from the earth.
  4. The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
  5. A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.

Fossil Quotations

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
David Suzuki

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
Margaret Mead

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
David Suzuki

I said that if an alien came to visit, I'd be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They'd be like, 'What?'
Neil deGrasse Tyson

The truth is, as most of us know, that global warming is real and humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels.
David Suzuki
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Fossil Translations

fossil in Afrikaans is fossiel
fossil in Dutch is verstening, fossiel
fossil in French is fossile, fossile
fossil in German is Versteinerung
fossil in Italian is fossile