devitrify


de·vit·ri·fy

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈvi-trə-ˌfī\

Definition of DEVITRIFY

transitive verb
:  to deprive of glassy luster and transparency; especially :  to change (as a glass) from a vitreous to a crystalline condition
de·vit·ri·fi·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌvi-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin of DEVITRIFY

French dévitrifier, from dé- de- + vitrifier to vitrify
First Known Use: 1832

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