verbvit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing, vit·ri·fies
To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
To become vitreous.
Origin of vitrifyFrench vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
(third-person singular simple present vitrifies, present participle vitrifying, simple past and past participle vitrified)
- To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.
- (intransitive) To be converted into glass, especially through heat.
From Latin vitrum (â€œglassâ€) +â€Ž -ify.