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[vi-truh-fi-key-shuh n]
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  1. act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified.
  2. something vitrified.
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Also vit·ri·fac·tion [vi-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌvɪ trəˈfæk ʃən/.

Origin of vitrification

First recorded in 1720–30; vitri(fy) + -fication
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrification


  1. the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
  2. something that is or has been vitrified
  3. short for embryo vitrification
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vitrification in Medicine


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