fritt

frit

[frit]
noun
1.
Ceramics.
a.
a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
b.
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:
1655–65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast

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frit or fritt (frɪt)
 
n
1.  a.  the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
 b.  a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
2.  the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth
 
vb , frits, fritts, fritting, fritted
3.  (tr) to fuse (materials) in making frit
 
[C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere]
 
fritt or fritt
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere]

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frit
1660s, from It. fritta, fem. pp. of friggere "to fry," from L. frigere (see fry (v.)).
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