- 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
intransitive verbfrit′ted, frit′ting
- 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 frīgere 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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