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(Vit`ri*fi*ca"tion) n. [See Vitrify.] Same as Vitrifaction. Sir T. Browne. Ure.
(Vit"ri*fied) a. Converted into glass.
(Vit"ri*form) a. [L. vitrum glass + -form.] Having the form or appearance of glass; resembling
(Vit"ri*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vitrified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vitrifying ] [F. vitrifier; L. vitrum glass + -
ficare to make. See Vitreous, -fy.] To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance,
by heat and fusion.
(Vit"ri*fy), v. t. To become glass; to be converted into glass.
Chymists make vessels of animal substances, calcined, which will not vitrify in the fire.Arbuthnot.
(||Vi*tri"na) n. [NL., fr. L. vitrum glass.] (Zoöl.) A genus of terrestrial gastropods, having transparent,
very thin, and delicate shells, whence the name.
Blue vitriol. See under Blue. Green vitriol, ferrous sulphate; copperas. See under Green.
Oil of vitriol, sulphuric or vitriolic acid; popularly so called because it has the consistency of oil.
Red vitriol, a native sulphate of cobalt. Vitriol of Mars, ferric sulphate, a white crystalline
substance which dissolves in water, forming a red solution. White vitriol, zinc sulphate, a white
crystalline substance used in medicine and in dyeing. It is usually obtained by dissolving zinc in sulphuric
acid, or by roasting and oxidizing certain zinc ores. Formerly called also vitriol of zinc.
(Vit"ri*ol) n. [F. vitriol; cf. Pr. vitriol, vetriol, Sp. & Pg. vitriolo, It. vitriuolo; fr. L. vitreolus
of glass, vitreus vitreous. See Vitreous.] (Chem.) (a) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as
copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster. (b) Sulphuric acid;
called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric
acid, under Sulphuric. [Colloq.]
(Vit"ri*o*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vitriolated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vitriolating.] (Old Chem.)
(a) To convert into, or change to, a vitriol; to make into sulphuric acid or a sulphate. (b) To subject to
the action of, or impregnate with, vitriol.
(Vit"ri*o*late) a. Vitriolated. [R.]
(Vit"ri*o*late), n. (Old Chem.) A sulphate.
(Vit"ri*o*la`ted) a. (Old Chem.) Changed into a vitriol or a sulphate, or subjected to the
action of sulphuric acid or of a sulphate; as, vitriolated potash, i. e., potassium sulphate.
(Vit`ri*o*la"tion) n. (Old Chem.) The act, process, or result of vitriolating.
Vitriolic acid (Old Chem.), (a) sulphuric acid. See Vitriol (b). [Colloq.]
(Vit`ri*ol"ic) a. [Cf. F. vitriolique.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling,
vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. Vitriol.
(Vit"ri*ol*i`za*ble) a. Capable of being converted into a vitriol.
(Vit`ri*ol*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. vitriolisation.] (Old Chem.) The act of vitriolizing, or the
state of being vitriolized; vitriolation.
(Vit"ri*ol*ize) v. t. [Cf. F. vitrioliser.] To convert into a vitriol; to vitriolate.