amor·​phi·​za·​tion | \ ə-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce amorphization (audio) \

Definition of amorphization

: the act or process of making something structurally amorphous or of becoming structurally amorphous pressure-induced amorphization of crystals …— Russell J. Hemley et al., Physics Today, August 1998 The formation and growth of an amorphous metallic alloy by atomic transport in the solid state, or solid-state amorphization, is in fact ubiquitous.— Yang-Tse Cheng et al., Science, 27 Feb. 1987

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amorphize \ ə-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfīz How to pronounce amorphization (audio) \ transitive verb amorphized; amorphizing; amorphizes
Here I describe experiments probing this relationship for a form of crystalline ice … which is melted and amorphized by pressure. — Osamu Mishima, Nature, 12 Dec. 1996

First Known Use of amorphization

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amorphization

amorph(ous) + -ization

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“Amorphization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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