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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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The manufacturer claims that its lower melt temperature begins at 623 K (melt point of the soft frit component), and the setting action due to the devitrifying component at about 1123 K, so that CP remains hard at temperatures well over 1273 K.