- to convert or be converted into glass.
- to make or become vitreous.
Origin of vitrify
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Examples from the Web for vitrifiable
The materials of the second class are all vitrifiable excepting those which the fire entirely consumes by inflammation.
Rock is vitrifiable as free-stone, and of the same nature, only it is harder and the parts more connected.
It literally means covering with glass or any vitrifiable substance having similar properties.Chats on Oriental China
J. F. Blacker
In this variety of painting, vitrifiable colours are laid on thin plates of metals, and fused into it.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
For example, we see that in the pits at Amsterdam and Marly la Ville, vitrifiable sand was below every other stratum.Buffon's Natural History, Volume II (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
- to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance
C16: from French vitrifier, from Latin vitrum glass
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Word Origin and History for vitrifiable
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