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frit

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noun \ˈfrit\

Definition of frit

  1. 1 :  the calcined or partly fused materials of which glass is made

  2. 2 :  any of various chemically complex glasses used ground especially to introduce soluble or unstable ingredients into glazes or enamels

Origin and Etymology of frit

Italian fritta, from feminine of fritto, past participle of friggere to fry, from Latin frigere to roast — more at fry


First Known Use: 1662


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frit

verb

Definition of frit

fritted

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fritting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare (materials for glass) by heat :  fuse

  3. 2 :  to convert into a frit

1832

First Known Use of frit

1832

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