Semivitreous Sem`i*vit"re*ous, a. Partially vitreous. [1913 Webster]

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  • semivitreous — /sem ee vi tree euhs, sem uy /, adj. (ofceramics). partially vitreous. [1775 85; SEMI + VITREOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • semivitreous — semi·vitreous …   English syllables

  • semivitreous — /sɛmiˈvɪtriəs/ (say semee vitreeuhs) adjective partially vitreous, as mineral constituents of volcanic rocks …   Australian English dictionary

  • semivitreous — “+ adjective ceramics : having not enough glassy phase to reduce porosity below 0.2 percent * * * /sem ee vi tree euhs, sem uy /, adj. (ofceramics). partially vitreous. [1775 85; SEMI + VITREOUS] …   Useful english dictionary

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