- Geol. a concretionary sediment of silica or calcium carbonate deposited near the mouth of a mineral spring, geyser, etc.
- Metallurgy a bonded mass of metal particles shaped and partially fused by pressure and heating below the melting point
Origin of sinterGer: see cinder
- Geology A chemical sediment or crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring.
- A mass formed by sintering.
verbsin·tered, sin·ter·ing, sin·ters
Origin of sinterGerman from Middle High German dross, metal slag from Old High German
(third-person singular simple present sinters, present participle sintering, simple past and past participle sintered)
From German Sinter.