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v. vit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing, vit·ri·fies
To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
To become vitreous.
[French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
vit′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Chemistry) to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance
[C16: from French vitrifier, from Latin vitrum glass]
v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to convert or be converted into glass.
2. to make or become vitreous.
[1585–95; < Middle French vitrifier]
Past participle: vitrified
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|Verb||1.||vitrify - change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat|
|2.||vitrify - undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"