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vitrify

[vi-truh-fahy] /ˈvɪ trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), vitrified, vitrifying.
1.
to convert or be converted into glass.
2.
to make or become vitreous.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; vitri- + -fy; compare French vitrifier
Related forms
vitrifiability, noun
vitrifiable, adjective
nonvitrified, adjective
unvitrifiable, adjective
unvitrified, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrifiability

vitrify

/ˈvɪtrɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance
Derived Forms
vitrifiable, adjective
vitrifiability, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French vitrifier, from Latin vitrum glass
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Word Origin and History for vitrifiability

vitrify

v.

1590s, from Middle French vitrifier (16c.), from Latin vitrium "glass" (see vitreous) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Vitrified.

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