- the partly fused mixture of sand and fluxes, of which glass is made
- a partly fused vitreous substance, ground and used as a basis for glazes and enamels
Origin of fritFrench fritte ; from Italian fritta, fried, past participle of friggere ; from Classical Latin frigere, fry
- The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.
- A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.
transitive verbfrit·ted, frit·ting, frits
Origin of fritItalian fritta, from feminine past participle of friggere, to fry, from Latin fr&imacron;gere, to roast, fry.
(third-person singular simple present frits, present participle fritting, simple past and past participle fritted)
- To add frit to a glass or ceramic mixture
- To prepare by heat (the materials for making glass); to fuse partially.
French fritte, from frit (“fried”).
(comparative more frit, superlative most frit)
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