from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
- intransitive v. To become vitreous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to be made into glass, especially through heat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.
- transitive v. To become glass; to be converted into glass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To convert into glass by the action of heat. See glass.
- To become glass; be converted into glass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like
- v. change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
The painting with vitreous colours on glass depends entirely on the same principles as painting in enamel, and he manner of executing it is likewise the same, except that in this the transparency of the colours being indispensably requisite no substance can be used to form them but such as vitrify perfectly, since, without such vitrification, there can be no transparency.
Seventhly, That all kind of vitrify'd substances, by being suddenly cool'd, become very hard and brittle.
As the ground underfoot and the slow-moving waters of the river begin to vitrify, so too do the flora and fauna.
France has two commercial plants to vitrify HLW left over from reprocessing oxide fuel, and there are plants in the UK and Belgium as well.
It may take 20 to 30 years to then vitrify all of the waste.
He taught the potters to vitrify their clay, and he taught music and singing.
The result could be a more detailed design with less waste of coloring material; this was also a technique to add colors that did not vitrify evenly under normal circumstances.
[Heat] unites the little particles of matter, makes them adhere to the surface of the enamel and vitrify them with itself.
They would not doubtless have the advantages of the wicks which are impregnated with boracic acid, and which vitrify as they burn and are entirely consumed, but Cyrus Harding having manufactured a beautiful pair of snuffers, these candles would be greatly appreciated during the long evenings in Granite House.
Ralph says they are still working on ways to vitrify the whole body for those that feel a special connection to it.