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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.