de·​vit·​ri·​fy (ˌ)dē-ˈvi-trə-ˌfī How to pronounce devitrify (audio)
devitrified; devitrifying; devitrifies

transitive verb

: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devitrify was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Devitrify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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