Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
  • intransitive verb To become vitreous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To convert into glass by the action of heat. See glass.
  • To become glass; be converted into glass.

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

  • transitive verb To become glass; to be converted into glass.
  • transitive verb To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.

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

  • verb to be made into glass, especially through heat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like
  • verb change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin vitrum ‘glass’ + -fy.

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