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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
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Essentially, the solid fraction (SF), consisting of the crystalline domains and other glassy matter, is not devitrified at this transition temperature.
Petrographic inspection of Cerro Mano de Pilon and Cerro Picacho revealed that each sample is extensively altered, both containing degraded amphibole and biotite, possibly devitrified glass, along with quartz and plagioclase.
However, transparent appearance for 20% DF solutions does not exempt from crystallization, since visual inspection does not detect devitrified samples when crystals are smaller than wavelength for visible light rays; they may be present, but not visible (JIN et al.
The groundmass is composed of quartz, feldspar, devitrified glass, minor magnetite, ilmenite, pyrite, rare galena, fluorite and accessory minerals similar to those in trachyte samples (i.
Lignin in devitrified by condensing and softening process, while cellulose shows a phase transition at about 170[degrees]C and a glass transition at about 220C.
Weathering over the past 70 years has partially devitrified the glass, resulting in fragments that are not as hard as pure quartz (Minfile 103P 257).
The most abundant grain types (Table 5) are monocrystalline quartz grains and glassy volcanic lithic fragments, the latter partially devitrified to cryptocrystalline alteration products that are weakly birefringent and of pale yellowish to faint reddish brown hues in thin section.
In this locality, volcanic ash was deposited over a large area and subsequently devitrified in both shallow marine and lacustrine environments (Roberson, 1964).
Waste ceramics - devitrified glass, glass cullet, ceramic ware, and waste from cast iron enameling - have been considered.
It consists of plagioclase brown to orange devitrified glass and ilmenite.