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a. Tending to turn into glass.
b. Capable of being turned into glass.
2. Resembling glass; vitreous.
[Latin vitrum, glass + -escent.]
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1. (Chemistry) the quality or condition of being or becoming vitreous
2. (Chemistry) the process of producing a glass or turning a crystalline material into glass
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