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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

Etymologies

French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vitrum ‘glass’ + -fy. (Wiktionary)

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