sinter

verb sin·ter \ ˈsin-tər \

Definition of sinter

transitive verb
: to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
intransitive verb
: to undergo sintering

sinter

noun

sinterability

play \ˌsin-tə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of sinter

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


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sinter

transitive verb sin·ter \ ˈsint-ər \

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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