sin·​ter | \ ˈsin-tər How to pronounce sinter (audio) \
sintered; sintering; sinters

Definition of sinter

transitive verb

: to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

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Other Words from sinter

sinter noun
sinterability \ ˌsin-​tə-​rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce sinter (audio) \ noun

Examples of sinter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sungwoo Lim, a physicist at the Open University, based in England, has published research describing how to use microwaves to sinter lunar regolith. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 22 Oct. 2020 The company worked with Boston studio Nervous System to design the midsole, which is laser sintered from a TPU elastomer from 3-D Systems. Liz Stinson, WIRED, 14 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of sinter

1871, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for sinter

German Sinter slag, cinder, from Old High German sintar — more at cinder

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“Sinter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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transitive verb
sin·​ter | \ ˈsint-ər How to pronounce sinter (audio) \

Medical Definition of sinter

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

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