Definition of Devitrify

1. Verb. Become crystalline.




2. Verb. Make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque.
Generic synonyms: Embrittle

Definition of Devitrify

1. v. t. To deprive of glasslike character; to take away vitreous luster and transparency from.

Definition of Devitrify

1. Verb. (context: of a glassy material) To become crystalline and brittle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devitrify

1. [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devitrify

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devitation
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devitrification
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devitrify (current term)
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Literary usage of Devitrify

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1. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"It has also been determined that glasses rich in soda devitrify faster than those rich in potash. This corresponds with the fact emphasized in another place ..."

2. Elements of Glass and Glass Making by Benjamin Franklin Biser, Julius Arnold Koch (1899)
"... and in this discovery he obtained that which other savants had sought in vain. They endeavored to devitrify the finished article of glass. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"The facility with which this happens depends on the composition of the glass : glasses rich in lime and alumina devitrify very readily, whilst those rich in ..."

4. Transactions of the American Ceramic Society Containing the Papers and by American Ceramic Society (1915)
"In establishing the limits due to tendency to devitrify, surface devitrification has been neglected, since the annealing was carried on under conditions ..."

5. Modern Lithology Illustrated and Defined, for the Use of University by Ernest Howard Adye (1907)
"The smaller microlites which devitrify the interspaces between the courts of crystallisation surrounding the larger compound microlites are mostly in the ..."

6. The Methods of Glass Blowing for the Use of Physical and Chemical Students by William Ashwell Shenstone (1889)
"Good glass does not readily devitrify when held in the blowpipe flame. ... Hard glass, which contains much calcium, is more apt to devitrify than the more ..."

7. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution by Smithsonian Institution (1921)
"A soda- lime silicate glass was made which could not be worked in a flame at all so readily did it devitrify. The substitution of a small amount of its ..."

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