[vi-truh-fi-key-shuh n]


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

Also vit·ri·fac·tion [vi-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌvɪ trəˈfæk ʃən/.

Origin of vitrification

First recorded in 1720–30; vitri(fy) + -fication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
something that is or has been vitrified
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vitrification in Medicine




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