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v. vit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing, vit·ri·fies
To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
To become vitreous.

[French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

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


(ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) or


1. (Chemistry) the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
2. (Elements & Compounds) something that is or has been vitrified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitrification - a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.vitrification - the process of becoming vitreous
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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Efects of vitrification medium composition on the survival of bovine in vitro produced embryos, following in straw-dilution, in vitro and in vivo following transfer.
Included here are also nine papers from the focused session on materials technology for nuclear waste treatment and disposal; among them are new actinidex waste forms with pyrochlore and garnet structures, and using the vitrification test rig for process improvements on the waste vitrification plants.
Currently there are two methods for cryopreservation: slow freeze, rapid thaw and fast freeze or vitrification.
They will be used at the plant in Cumbria for vitrification - the means by which high-level liquid waste is turned into a solid form.
But rapid freezing - also known as vitrification - allows that figure to rise to almost 80%.
Supply of Consumables - Hygienization of air-conditioned rooms and spaces - Washing of Carpets and floor coverings - Cleaning and Washing of Glasses, even high-rise buildings - Vitrification of natural or synthetic pavements.
Midland Fertility Services, based in Aldridge, will be the first in the West Midlands to offer egg vitrification, which uses the latest 'flash-freezing' method.
They believed three-week-old Evie Bloomer, of Cwmbran, was the first baby to be born using embryo vitrification which freezes the embryo down to minus 196 degrees.
After one failed attempt University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff offered the Bloomers a new way of freezing their unused embryos - embryo vitrification - that gave them a better chance of survival when they were ready to try again.
After one failed attempt the hospital offered the Bloomers a new way of freezing their unused embryos - embryo vitrification - that gave them a better chance.
Lyndon Miles, head of embryology and andrology for IVF Wales, said: "There are no implications to Evie's health as a result of the vitrification process.
The vitrification of asbestos, the only permanent solution for neutralising this dangerous carcinogen, has entered the industrial era with the opening of a unique production line by Europlasma in Morcenx, Landes, south-west France.