devitrify


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de·vit·ri·fy

 (dē-vĭt′rə-fī′)
tr.v. de·vit·ri·fied, de·vit·ri·fy·ing, de·vit·ri·fies
To cause (a glassy material) to become crystalline and brittle.

de·vit′ri·fi′a·ble adj.
de·vit′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

devitrify

(diːˈvɪtrɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Chemistry) to change from a vitreous state to a crystalline state
2. (Chemistry) to lose or cause to lose the properties of a glass and become brittle and opaque
deˌvitrifiˈcation n

de•vit•ri•fy

(diˈvɪ trəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to deprive of vitreous properties.
[1825–35]
de•vit`ri•fi•ca′tion, n.

devitrify


Past participle: devitrified
Gerund: devitrifying

Imperative
devitrify
devitrify
Present
I devitrify
you devitrify
he/she/it devitrifies
we devitrify
you devitrify
they devitrify
Preterite
I devitrified
you devitrified
he/she/it devitrified
we devitrified
you devitrified
they devitrified
Present Continuous
I am devitrifying
you are devitrifying
he/she/it is devitrifying
we are devitrifying
you are devitrifying
they are devitrifying
Present Perfect
I have devitrified
you have devitrified
he/she/it has devitrified
we have devitrified
you have devitrified
they have devitrified
Past Continuous
I was devitrifying
you were devitrifying
he/she/it was devitrifying
we were devitrifying
you were devitrifying
they were devitrifying
Past Perfect
I had devitrified
you had devitrified
he/she/it had devitrified
we had devitrified
you had devitrified
they had devitrified
Future
I will devitrify
you will devitrify
he/she/it will devitrify
we will devitrify
you will devitrify
they will devitrify
Future Perfect
I will have devitrified
you will have devitrified
he/she/it will have devitrified
we will have devitrified
you will have devitrified
they will have devitrified
Future Continuous
I will be devitrifying
you will be devitrifying
he/she/it will be devitrifying
we will be devitrifying
you will be devitrifying
they will be devitrifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devitrifying
you have been devitrifying
he/she/it has been devitrifying
we have been devitrifying
you have been devitrifying
they have been devitrifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devitrifying
you will have been devitrifying
he/she/it will have been devitrifying
we will have been devitrifying
you will have been devitrifying
they will have been devitrifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devitrifying
you had been devitrifying
he/she/it had been devitrifying
we had been devitrifying
you had been devitrifying
they had been devitrifying
Conditional
I would devitrify
you would devitrify
he/she/it would devitrify
we would devitrify
you would devitrify
they would devitrify
Past Conditional
I would have devitrified
you would have devitrified
he/she/it would have devitrified
we would have devitrified
you would have devitrified
they would have devitrified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.devitrify - become crystalline
effloresce, crystalise, crystalize, crystallize - assume crystalline form; become crystallized
2.devitrify - make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque
embrittle - make brittle
References in periodicals archive ?
on "cardice") of cryopreserved cells but vitrified cells will usually devitrify at this temperature and rapidly lose viability.
One method to reduce creep in shells is to devitrify silica binder.