verb \ˈsin-tər\

Definition of SINTER

transitive verb
:  to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
intransitive verb
:  to undergo sintering
sinter noun
sin·ter·abil·i·ty \ˌsin-tə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin of SINTER

German Sinter slag, cinder, from Old High German sintar — more at cinder
First Known Use: 1871


transitive verb \ˈsint-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SINTER

: to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting <the binding of sintered hydroxyapatite with bone>


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mineral deposit with a porous or vesicular texture (having small cavities). Siliceous sinter is a deposit of opaline or amorphous silica that occurs as an incrustation around hot springs and geysers and sometimes forms conical mounds (geyser cones) or terraces. Calcareous sinter, sometimes called tufa, calcareous tufa, or calc-tufa, is a deposit of calcium carbonate.


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