Adjective "vitrified" definition and examples

(Vitrified may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvɪtrɪfʌɪ/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Convert (something) into glass or a glass-like substance, typically by exposure to heat.
  1. 'glazes and paintings on pottery are vitrified by firing in the furnace'
  2. 'Its prime ingredient, silica, which is essentially glass, can withstand very high temperatures and vitrifies (melts and turns glass-like) to form a very strong and impermeable product.'
  3. 'After blotting excess solution from the carbon side of the grids, they were immediately vitrified in ethane slush.'
  4. 'Another concern is the cooling rate needed to vitrify large organs.'
  5. 'Blood vessels have been reversibly vitrified, and whole kidneys have been recovered and successfully transplanted after cooling to - 45°C while protected with vitrification chemicals.'
  6. 'The imperfections are then cleaned off with tools and the casting is put in the kiln at 1225 cone 6 and becomes vitrified porcelain.'
  7. 'The silica and other minerals in the clay vitrify under heat and will not become soft clay again.'
  8. 'Method and apparatus for eliminating volatiles or airborne entrainments when vitrifying radioactive and/or hazardous waste'
  9. 'Using mouse oocytes, 80 percent of eggs that had been vitrified became fertilized with ICSI, with a live birth rate of about 30 percent, comparable to conventional IVF when eggs are not frozen.'
  10. 'However, flexible polymers and lower molecular weight components typically vitrify at much lower water contents'

More definitions

1. to convert or be converted into glass.

2. to make or become vitreous.

More examples(as adjective)

"wastes can be vitrified."

"backs can be vitrified."

"ups can be vitrified."

"surfaces can be vitrified."

"plutoniums can be vitrified."

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Origin

(vitrify)Late Middle English: from French vitrifier or based on Latin vitrum ‘glass’.