Vitrescent
Vitrescent Vi*tres"cent, a. [See {Vitreous}.] Capable of being formed into glass; tending to become glass. [1913 Webster]

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  • vitrescent — [vi tres′ənt] adj. [< L vitrum, glass + ESCENT] 1. that can be formed into glass 2. becoming, or tending to become, glass vitrescence [vi tres′əns] n …   English World dictionary

  • vitrescent — vitrescence, n. /vi tres euhnt/, adj. 1. becoming glass. 2. tending to become glass. 3. capable of being formed into glass. [1750 60; < L vitr(um) glass + ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • vitrescent — adjective a) That can become glassy. b) Characteristic of glass; vitreous …   Wiktionary

  • vitrescent — vi·tres·cent …   English syllables

  • vitrescent — /vəˈtrɛsənt/ (say vuh tresuhnt) adjective 1. turning into glass. 2. tending to become glass. 3. capable of being formed into glass. {Latin vitrum glass + escent} –vitrescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • vitrescent — adj. tending to become glass. Derivatives: vitrescence n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vitrescence — Vi*tres cence, n. The quality or state of being vitreous; glassiness, or the quality of being vitrescent; capability of conversion into glass; susceptibility of being formed into glass. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitrescence — See vitrescent. * * * …   Universalium

  • vitreous —   a. pertaining to or like glass.    ♦ vitreal, a.    ♦ vitrescent, a. becoming vitreous; able to be made into glass.    ♦ vitrescible, a. vitrifiable.    ♦ vitric, a. glassy.    ♦ vitrics, n. study of glassware.    ♦ vitrifacture, n. making of… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vitrescence — və̇.ˈtresən(t)s noun ( s) Etymology: from vitrescent, after such pairs as English adolescent : adolescence : the quality or state of being or becoming vitreous …   Useful english dictionary

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