vitrescent

[vi-tres-uh nt]

Origin of vitrescent

1750–60; < Latin vitr(um) glass + -escent
Related formsvi·tres·cence, nounun·vi·tres·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrescence

vitrescence

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

vitrescent

adjective
  1. tending to turn into glass
  2. capable of being transformed into glass
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