Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Vitiligo noun [ Latin , a kind of tetter, from vitium blemish, vice.] (Medicine) A rare skin disease consisting in the development of smooth, milk-white spots upon various parts of the body.
Vitilitigate intransitive verb [ Latin vitilitigare to quarrel disgracefully; vitium vice + litigare to quarrel.] To contend in law litigiously or cavilously. [ Obsolete]
Vitilitigation noun Cavilous litigation; cavillation. [ Obsolete] Hudibras.
[ Latin vitiositas
. See Vicious
.] Viciousness; depravity.
The perverseness and vitiosity of man's will. South.
Vitis noun [ Latin , a vine.] (Botany) A genus of plants including all true grapevines.
Vitoe adjective (Zoology) See Durukuli .
Vitrage noun [ French, prop., glazing, glass window.] A curtain of light and translucent material intended to be secured directly to the woodwork of a French casement window or a glazed door.
[ See Vitreous
, and Electric
.] (Physics) Containing or exhibiting positive, or vitreous, electricity.
Vitrella noun [ New Latin , dim. of Latin vitrum glass.] (Zoology) One of the transparent lenslike cells in the ocelli of certain arthropods.
[ Latin vitreous
, from vitrum
glass; perhaps akin to videre
to see (see Vision
). Confer Varnish
.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks. 2. Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity. Vitreous body (Anat.)
, the vitreous humor. See the Note under Eye .
-- Vitreous electricity (Electricity)
, the kind of electricity excited by rubbing glass with certain substances, as silk; positive electricity; -- opposed to resinous , or negative , electricity.
-- Vitreous humor
. (Anat.) See the Note under Eye .
-- Vitreous sponge (Zoology)
, any one of numerous species of siliceous sponges having, often fibrous, glassy spicules which are normally six-rayed; a hexactinellid sponge. See Venus's basket , under Venus .
Vitreousness noun The quality or state of being vitreous.
Vitrescence noun The quality or state of being vitreous; glassiness, or the quality of being vitrescent; capability of conversion into glass; susceptibility of being formed into glass. Kirwan.
[ See Vitreous
.] Capable of being formed into glass; tending to become glass.
Vitrescible adjective [ Confer French vitrescible .] That may be vitrified; vitrifiable.
Vitric adjective [ Latin vitrum glass.] Having the nature and qualities of glass; glasslike; -- distinguished from ceramic .
[ See Vitric
.] 1. The art or study of the manufacture and decoration of glassware. 2. plural Articles of glassware, glassware in general.
[ Confer Vitrification
.] The act, art, or process of vitrifying; also, the state of being vitrified.
Vitrifacture noun [ Latin vitrum glass + facere , factum , to make.] The manufacture of glass and glassware.
Vitrifiable adjective [ Confer French vitrifiable .] Capable of being vitrified, or converted into glass by heat and fusion; as, flint and alkalies are vitrifiable .
Vitrificable adjective Vitrifiable. [ Obsolete]
Vitrificate transitive verb To convert into glass; to vitrify. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Vitrified adjective Converted into glass.
Vitriform adjective [ Latin vitrum glass + -form .] Having the form or appearance of glass; resembling glass; glasslike.
Vitrify transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Vitrified
; present participle & verbal noun Vitrifying
.] [ French vitrifier
; Latin vitrum
glass + - ficare
to make. See Vitreous
.] To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.
Vitrify transitive verb To become glass; to be converted into glass.
Chymists make vessels of animal substances, calcined, which will not vitrify in the fire. Arbuthnot.
Vitrina noun [ New Latin , from Latin vitrum glass.] (Zoology) A genus of terrestrial gastropods, having transparent, very thin, and delicate shells, -- whence the name.
Vitrine noun [ French] A glass show case for displaying fine wares, specimens, etc.
[ French vitriol
; confer Pr. vitriol
, Spanish & Portuguese vitriolo
, Italian vitriuolo
; from Latin vitreolus
of glass, vitreus
vitreous. See Vitreous
.] (Chemistry) (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.] 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 .
Vitriol transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle -oled
; present participle & verbal noun -oling
.] [ From Vitriol
] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. 2. To vitriolize.
Vitriolate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Vitriolated
; present participle & verbal noun 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.
Vitriolate adjective Vitriolated. [ R.]
Vitriolate noun (Old Chem.) A sulphate.
Vitriolated adjective (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.
Vitriolation noun (Old Chem.) The act, process, or result of vitriolating.
[ Confer French vitriolique
.] (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Confer Vitriol . Vitriolic acid (Old Chem.)
, (a) sulphuric acid. See Vitriol (b) .
Vitriolizable adjective Capable of being converted into a vitriol.
Vitriolization noun [ Confer French vitriolisation .] (Old Chem.) The act of vitriolizing, or the state of being vitriolized; vitriolation.
Vitriolize transitive verb [ Confer French vitrioliser .] To convert into a vitriol; to vitriolate.
Vitriolize transitive verb To injure (a person) with vitriol, or sulphuric acid, as by throwing it upon the face.
Vitriolous adjective See Vitriolic .
Vitrite noun [ Latin vitrum glass.] A kind of glass which is very hard and difficult to fuse, used as an insulator in electrical lamps and other apparatus.
Vitro-di-trina noun [ Italian vetro di trina glass of lace.] A kind of Venetian glass or glassware in which white threads are embedded in transparent glass with a lacelike or netlike effect.
Vitruvian adjective Of or pertaining to Vitruvius , an ancient Roman architect. Vitruvian scroll (Architecture) , a name given to a peculiar pattern of scrollwork, consisting of convolved undulations. It is used in classical architecture. Oxf. Gloss.
; plural Vittæ
. [ Latin vitta
ribbon, fillet.] 1. (Botany) One of the oil tubes in the fruit of umbelliferous plants. 2. (Zoology) A band, or stripe, of color.
Vittate adjective [ Latin vittatus bound with a fillet, from vitta fillet.]
1. (Botany) Bearing or containing vittæ. 2. Striped longitudinally.
[ Latin vitulinus
, from vitulus
a calf. See Veal
.] Of or pertaining to a calf or veal.
Vituperable adjective [ Latin vituperabilis : confer French vitupérable .] Liable to, or deserving, vituperation, or severe censure.
Vituperate transitive verb
[ Latin vituperatus
, past participle of vituperare
to blame, vituperate; vitium
a fault + parare
to prepare. See Vice
a fault, and Pare
, transitive verb
] To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.