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volatilization (plural volatilizations)
- The conversion of a solid or liquid into a gas; vaporization; evaporation or sublimation.
2004, Frank Hamer; Janet Hamer, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, 5th edition, London; Philadelphia, Penn.: A & C Black; University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 978-0-7136-6408-9, page 248:
- An overfired glaze often blisters by the volatilization of part of its composition. It also reaches a stage where its viscosity is too low to keep it on the pot.