vitrescence

vitrescent

[vi-tres-uhnt]
adjective
1.
becoming glass.
2.
tending to become glass.
3.
capable of being formed into glass.

Origin:
1750–60; < Latin vitr(um) glass + -escent

vitrescence, noun
unvitrescent, adjective
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vitrescence (vɪˈtrɛsəns)
 
n
1.  the quality or condition of being or becoming vitreous
2.  the process of producing a glass or turning a crystalline material into glass

vitrescent (vɪˈtrɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  tending to turn into glass
2.  capable of being transformed into glass

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