- to convert or be converted into glass.
- to make or become vitreous.
Origin of vitrify
Related Words for vitrifyrub, coat, consolidate, nerve, set, buttress, thicken, strengthen, stiffen, freeze, amalgamate, reinforce, fortify, close, toughen, petrify, jell, compact, bake, fix
Examples from the Web for vitrify
Historical Examples of vitrify
We cannot but suspect any medium under which the pigments will not vitrify.
Seventhly, That all kind of vitrify'd substances, by being suddenly cool'd, become very hard and brittle.Micrographia
This furnace must give a heat strong enough to vitrify lead, and therewith all the alloy which the perfect metals may contain.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
- to convert or be converted into glass or a glassy substance