from The Century Dictionary.
- Converted into glass; hence, by extension, partially converted into glass, as having the exterior converted into a glaze, or having the substance hard aud glassy from exposure to heat: as, vitrified tiles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Converted into glass.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective Converted into
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- adjective (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
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This is possible because the cells are not fixed with chemical reagents, but are vitrified - in other words they are frozen so fast that the water inside them does not have time to crystallise, and remains in solid state.
The most curious circumstance attending it is, that the stones are all firmly connected together by a kind of vitrified matter, like lava, or like the stay or scoriæ of an iron-foundry, and the stones themselves, in many places, have been softened and vitrified.
But at the moment, there is no final resting place for these "vitrified" wastes.
Much conversational chatter about things like "frozen religious leaders" and "vitrified brains."
Fourteen vitrified bodies began the slow warming process.
For somewhere, glimpsed perhaps through a gap in the trees, there is surely a remote clearing surrounded by organic rocks and vitrified vegetation.
The implantation rates for embryos made from vitrified eggs was higher, but suffered a similar decline with age, from 18.8% in the under-30s to 10.3% in the over-40s.
Tiles (Must be fully vitrified) are best thing to take hard wear, especially for sand, but cork would be the next best option.
The remaining vitrified material is inert and can be cast into molds to produce tiles, blocks or plates for the construction industry.
What a nice idea, to keep a little vitrified turd to remember your pet by.