Meaning of SINTER in English


I. ˈsintə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: German, from Old High German sintar dross, slag — more at cinder

1. : a deposit formed by the evaporation of spring or lake water — see siliceous sinter ; compare geyserite , travertine

2. : the product of sintering

II. verb

( sintered ; sintered ; sintering -ntəriŋ, -n.triŋ ; sinters )

transitive verb

: to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting — used of powdered or earthy substances

intransitive verb

: to become a coherent mass from heating without melting

• sin·ter·er -ntərə(r) noun -s

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