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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.
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1. (Chemistry) the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
2. (Elements & Compounds) something that is or has been vitrified
3. short for embryo vitrification
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|Noun||1.||vitrification - a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified|
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
|2.||vitrification - the process of becoming vitreous|
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