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Meaning of VITRIFY

Pronunciation:  'vitru`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like
  2. [v]  change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
 

VITRIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vit"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vitrified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Vitrifying}.] [F. vitrifier; L. vitrum glass +
    -ficare to make. See {Vitreous}, {-fy}.]
    To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy
    substance, by heat and fusion.
    
    
  2. \Vit"ri*fy\, v. t.
    To become glass; to be converted into glass.
    
          Chymists make vessels of animal substances, calcined,
          which will not vitrify in the fire.      --Arbuthnot.
    
    
 

 

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