fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

verify (verb), verifies; verified; verifying
1. To prove that something is accurate or correct: When Mrs. Smart counted the number of exams she collected from her students, she verified that all of them gave her their tests for correcting.
2. To check whether or not something is true by examination, investigation, or comparison: The chemistry teacher told his students to verify their conclusions with additional and repeated experiments.
3. In law, to swear or to affirm under oath that something actually took place: During the court proceedings, Jim had to verify and to confirm that he saw the burglar enter his neighbor's house at 7 o’clock in the evening.
To prove to be true.
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1. Proving to be true; confirming.
2. Establishing as authentic.
1. The act, art, or process of vitrifying; also, the state of being vitrified.
2. The act, process or operation of converting into glass by heat; as the vitrifaction of sand, flint and pebbles with alkaline salts.
1. The manufacture of glass and glassware.
2. Glass blowing or glassblowing.
vitrifiable (adjective) (not comparable)
Capable of being converted into glass by heat and fusion: Flint and alkaline salts are vitrifiable, or "vitrificable", which is the obsolete form of the term.
vitrificacious (adjective), more vitificacious, most vitrificacious
A reference to a process in which a glassy or noncrystalline material is formed by fusion under conditions of intense heat: While wandering around the fairgrounds, Annette saw a stall where a man was creating vitricicaious figures by using a bunion burner.