vitrify


vitrify

verb (used with or without object), vit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing.

  1. to convert or be converted into glass.
  2. to make or become vitreous.

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

  1. to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance
v.

1590s, from Middle French vitrifier (16c.), from Latin vitrium “glass” (see vitreous) + -ficare, from facere “to make, do” (see factitious). Related: Vitrified.

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