vitrescent


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vi·tres·cent

 (vĭ-trĕs′ənt)
adj.
1.
a. Tending to turn into glass.
b. Capable of being turned into glass.
2. Resembling glass; vitreous.

[Latin vitrum, glass + -escent.]

vi·tres′cence n.
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vitrescent

(vɪˈtrɛsənt)
adj
1. (Chemistry) tending to turn into glass
2. (Chemistry) capable of being transformed into glass
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In thick forests or vast fields in which sky overtakes the earth, glass blowers undoubtedly perceive every object according to its vitrescent potential.