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vitrification

[ vi-truh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified.
something vitrified.
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Also vit·ri·fac·tion [vi-truh-fak-shuhn]. /ˌvɪ trəˈfæk ʃən/.

Origin of vitrification

First recorded in 1720–30; vitri(fy) + -fication

Words nearby vitrification

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British Dictionary definitions for vitrification

vitrification
/ (ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
something that is or has been vitrified
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Medical definitions for vitrification

vitrification
[ vĭt′rə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.
The process of using heat and fusion to convert dental porcelain to a glassy substance.
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