vitrification

[ vi-truh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

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

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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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