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devitrify

[dee-vi-truh-fahy] /diˈvɪ trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), devitrified, devitrifying.
1.
Chemistry. to deprive, wholly or partly, of vitreous character or properties.
verb (used without object), devitrified, devitrifying.
2.
Petrology. (of a volcanic rock or particle) to undergo a change in texture from glassy to crystalline.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; de- + vitrify
Related forms
devitrifiable, adjective
devitrification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for devitrification

devitrify

/diːˈvɪtrɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to change from a vitreous state to a crystalline state
2.
to lose or cause to lose the properties of a glass and become brittle and opaque
Derived Forms
devitrification, noun
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