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GRE Word List

VITREOUS

of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify

The meaning of the word vitreous is of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify.

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