vitrify

[vi-truh-fahy]
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:
1585–95; vitri- + -fy; compare French vitrifier

vitrifiability, noun
vitrifiable, adjective
nonvitrified, adjective
unvitrifiable, adjective
unvitrified, adjective
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vitrify (ˈvɪtrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance
 
[C16: from French vitrifier, from Latin vitrum glass]
 
'vitrifiable
 
adj
 
vitrifia'bility
 
n

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vitrify
1594, from M.Fr. vitrifier (16c.), from L. vitrium "glass" (see vitreous) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
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Example sentences
Another concern is the cooling rate needed to vitrify large organs.
Potters may apply glazes to an air-dried object so that glaze and body vitrify together in a single firing.
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