sinter

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verb sin·ter \ˈsin-tər\

Definition of sinter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo sintering

sinter

noun

sinterability

play \ˌsin-tə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sinter

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


First Known Use: 1871


Medical Dictionary

sinter

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transitive verb sin·ter \ˈsint-ər\

Medical Definition of sinter

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


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