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 sinterability (audio) \ noun

Examples of sinter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "New Balance’s Prototype 3-D Printed Kicks Will Set You Back $400," 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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The first known use of sinter was in 1871

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“Sinter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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