devitrify

VERB
  1. make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque
  2. become crystalline
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How To Use devitrify In A Sentence

  • I haven't seen the same devitrifying as the other glass. Effetre Dark Pink...My Half Pound of Destiny.
  • I think it might need another fusing, though it worries me a bit, because that will be number 4 (first one is when it's made), and this glass might devitrify.
  • The tendency of glass to devitrify is a result of the atoms moving from a higher to a lower energy state.
  • There was also some devitrifying glass that needed the same epoxy infusion as that in the Easter Morning window.
  • Long-buried glassy lavas devitrify, or pass to a stony condition, under the unceasing action of underground waters; but their flow lines and perlitic and spherulitic structures remain to tell of their original state. The Elements of Geology
  • Because of their tendency to crystallize (devitrify), most natural terrestrial glasses are geologically young.
  • Long-buried glassy lavas devitrify, or pass to a stony condition, under the unceasing action of underground waters; but their flow lines and perlitic and spherulitic structures remain to tell of their original state. The Elements of Geology
  • These ashes would rapidly hydrate and devitrify, yielding highly soluble sodium silicates that produce silica gels, clinoptilolite, and montmorillonite.
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