There are 2 definitions of frit in English:

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Syllabification: frit
Pronunciation: /frit
 
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noun

  • 1The mixture of silica and fluxes that is fused at high temperature to make glass.
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    • 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.
    • The panels are made of varying sizes of glass frit that, when melted, trap varying sizes of air bubbles.
    • 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.
  • 1.1A calcined and pulverized mixture used to make soft-paste porcelain or ceramic glazes.
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    • 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.

verb (frits, fritting, fritted)

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  • Make into frit.
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    • The solid fritted bonding material consists essentially of a blended wax composition and a powder.
    • The ‘whiteness’ of various fritted products may vary slightly from piece to piece due to minor color variations in the batch mix.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere 'to fry'.

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adjective

[predic.] dialect
  • Frightened.

Origin

early 19th century: dialect past participle of fright.

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