vitrification

[ vi-truh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌvɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified.
something vitrified.

Nearby words

  1. vitreum,
  2. vitri-,
  3. vitric,
  4. vitrics,
  5. vitrifaction,
  6. vitriform,
  7. vitrify,
  8. vitrine,
  9. vitriol,
  10. vitriolic

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

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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Medicine 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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