Mollification


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Mollification: mollified

Mollification

 

a method of forming glass based on the capacity of a vitreous mass to deform under its own weight when heated to a plastic state. In mollification, glass stock heated to the softening point assumes the shape of the supporting mold. After forming, the item undergoes hardening or annealing. Items produced by mollification characteristically have a shiny surface.

Mollification is used for producing curved, hardened glass motor-vehicle windshields and objets d’art.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Does the ambivalence towards the closing of the I-Beam in Fargo signal a new and enlightened qualitative shift in the spaces and places of gay life or a mollification of queer social practices?
Art isn't only capable of such mollification, it already provides as much, whether we are conscious of it or not.
That class played an important role in the mollification or abolition of autoritarian regimes, and in the emergence and stabilization of liberal democracies.
For example, it would hardly be adequate to confine our understanding simply to an Aristotelian emphasis on equity as a mollification of the law.
their mollification targets are not just greedy local creditors but also
As the women suggest, Castledene's mollification of the baboon is analogous to his treatment of blacks.
Is this approach to environmental policy aimed at dealing with external costs or with the mollification of a certain self-selected political constituency?
The complexities of mollification, compensation and reconciliation can often be dealt with outside this theatrical space.
Since the Supreme Court did not offer a remedy or guidelines for dealing with the past practice--which was widespread among publishers--and since Jonathan Tasini, president of the National Writers Union (NWU) and the named litigant in the case, showed no signs of mollification, the door was wide open for print and electronic publishers to fear the worst.
Meanwhile, no mollification of Russia on the Baltics' early entry should be proffered, as it will hamper the disciplined approach necessary to move Russia toward meeting membership standards.
thematics, and the simultaneous mollification and purification of