Definition of vitrify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vitrify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vitrify
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it vitrifies
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪz//
 
past simple vitrified
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
past participle vitrified
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form vitrifying
BrE BrE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] vitrify (something) (specialist) to change or make something change into glass, or a substance like glass Word Origin late Middle English: from French vitrifier or based on Latin vitrum ‘glass’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vitrify