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1. The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.
2. A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.
tr.v. frit·ted, frit·ting, frits
To make into frit.
[Italian fritta, from feminine past participle of friggere, to fry, from Latin frīgere, to roast, fry.]
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a. the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
b. a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
2. (Dentistry) the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth
vb, frits, fritts, fritting or fritted
(Ceramics) (tr) to fuse (materials) in making frit
[C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere]
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n., v. frit•ted, frit•ting. n.
1. a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
2. fused or calcined material prepared as part of the batch in glassmaking.v.t.
3. to fuse (materials) in making frit.
[1655–65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast]
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Past participle: fritted
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