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or fritt

  1. Ceramics.
    1. a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
    2. the composition from which artificial soft porcelain is made.
  2. fused or calcined material prepared as part of the batch in glassmaking.
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verb (used with object), frit·ted, frit·ting.
  1. to fuse (materials) in making frit.
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Origin of frit

1655–65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast
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    1. the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
    2. a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
  1. the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth
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verb frits, fritts, fritting or fritted
  1. (tr) to fuse (materials) in making frit
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Word Origin

C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere
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Word Origin and History for frit


"material for glass-making," 1660s, from Italian fritta, fem. past participle of friggere "to fry," from Latin frigere "to roast, poach, fry" (see fry (v.)).

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