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1. Geology A chemical sediment or crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring.
2. A mass formed by sintering.
v. sin·tered, sin·ter·ing, sin·ters
To cause (metallic powder, for example) to form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
To form a coherent mass by heating without melting.

[German, from Middle High German, dross, metal slag, from Old High German.]

sin′ter·a·bil′i·ty n.


the capacity to be sintered
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Sinterability of low-melting Illite-Bearing Clays, Glass and Ceramics 6: 18-21.