vitrescent

[ vi-tres-uh nt ]
/ vɪˈtrɛs ənt /

adjective

becoming glass.
tending to become glass.
capable of being formed into glass.

Origin of vitrescent

1750–60; < Latin vitr(um) glass + -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM vitrescent

vi·tres·cence, nounun·vi·tres·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrescence (1 of 2)

vitrescence
/ (vɪˈtrɛsəns) /

noun

the quality or condition of being or becoming vitreous
the process of producing a glass or turning a crystalline material into glass

British Dictionary definitions for vitrescence (2 of 2)

vitrescent
/ (vɪˈtrɛsənt) /

adjective

tending to turn into glass
capable of being transformed into glass
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