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semivitrification

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of partly vitrifying anything, or the state of being partly vitrified.
  • noun 2. A substance or mass in the state of being semi-vitrified, or partially converted into glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being semivitrified.
  • noun A substance imperfectly vitrified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being semivitrified.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

semi- +‎ vitrification

Examples

  • Very fine porcelain has been made from English materials but the nature of the manufacture renders the process precarious and the profit hazardous; for the semivitrification, which constitutes porcelain, is necessarily accompanied with a degree of softness, or semifusion, so that the vessels are liable to have their forms altered in the kiln, or to run together with any accidental augmentations of the fire.

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