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frit

[frit] /frɪt/
noun
1.
Ceramics.
  1. a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
  2. the composition from which artificial soft porcelain is made.
2.
fused or calcined material prepared as part of the batch in glassmaking.
verb (used with object), fritted, fritting.
3.
to fuse (materials) in making frit.
Also, fritt.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast
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  • Students will have access to some frit and molds, but all other supplies must be purchased by the student.
British Dictionary definitions for frit

frit

/frɪt/
noun
1.
  1. the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
  2. a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
2.
the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth
verb frits, fritts, fritting, fritted
3.
(transitive) to fuse (materials) in making frit
Word Origin
C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere
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Word Origin and History for frit
n.

"material for glass-making," 1660s, from Italian fritta, fem. past participle of friggere "to fry," from Latin frigere "to roast, poach, fry" (see fry (v.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for frit

frit

noun

A male homosexual; flit (1960s+)


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