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1[mass noun] The mixture of silica and fluxes which is fused at high temperature to make glass.
- ‘The panels are made of varying sizes of glass frit that, when melted, trap varying sizes of air bubbles.’
- ‘If required, the frit can be ground into powder by conventional grinding techniques.’
- ‘He poured his solution in, and watched in horror and disbelief as the white membrane filter dissolved and merrily sluiced through the glass frit along with his compound.’
- ‘Visual transparency can also be controlled by applying frit to both sides of the glass so that at some angles it appears transparent, and at other angles it appears opaque.’
- 1.1 A calcined and pulverized mixture similar to frit, used to make soft-paste porcelain or ceramic glazes.
- ‘The ceramic frit is chromatically and tonally matched to the Portland Stone facade at the north-east corner of Broadcasting House.’
- ‘Every blend of frit is fire tested to ensure beautiful results.’
Make into frit.
- ‘The ‘whiteness’ of various fritted products may vary slightly from piece to piece due to minor color variations in the batch mix.’
- ‘The solid fritted bonding material consists essentially of a blended wax composition and a powder.’
Mid 17th century: from Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry.
[predicative] Frightened.frightened, scared, scared stiff, terrified, fearful, petrified, nervous, scared to deathView synonyms
Early 19th century: dialect past participle of fright.
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