devitrify

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verb de·vit·ri·fy \(ˌ)dē-ˈvi-trə-ˌfī\

Definition of devitrify

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of glassy luster and transparency; especially :  to change (something, such as a glass, glassy rock, or enamel) from a vitreous to a crystalline condition

devitrification

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌvi-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of devitrify

French dévitrifier, from dé- de- + vitrifier to vitrify


First Known Use: 1832


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