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devitrify

[ dee-vi-truh-fahy ]
/ di藞v瑟 tr蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), de路vit路ri路fied, de路vit路ri路fy路ing.
Chemistry. to deprive, wholly or partly, of vitreous character or properties.
verb (used without object), de路vit路ri路fied, de路vit路ri路fy路ing.
Petrology. (of a volcanic rock or particle) to undergo a change in texture from glassy to crystalline.
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Origin of devitrify

First recorded in 1825鈥35; de- + vitrify

OTHER WORDS FROM devitrify

de路vit路ri路fi路a路ble, adjectivede路vit路ri路fi路ca路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for devitrify

devitrify
/ (di藧藞v瑟tr瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to change from a vitreous state to a crystalline state
to lose or cause to lose the properties of a glass and become brittle and opaque

Derived forms of devitrify

devitrification, noun
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