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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: devize
Previous Word in the Dictionary: devitalize
All Words Near: devitrify

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up devitrify? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).