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vitrification

[vi-truh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌvɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified.
2.
something vitrified.
Also, vitrifaction
[vi-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌvɪ trəˈfæk ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; vitri(fy) + -fication
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrification

vitrification

/ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
2.
something that is or has been vitrified
3.
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vitrification in Medicine

vitrification vit·ri·fi·ca·tion (vĭt'rə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
The process of using heat and fusion to convert dental porcelain to a glassy substance.

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