crazing definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of craze.
  • noun:
    • A covering of fine splits on a difficult smooth surface including a glazed item or automobile outside.
    • Fine cracks resulting from shrinkage on the surface of glazed pottery, concrete, or any other product. The admired crackle in certain Oriental potteries and porcelains is crazing manufactured in a foreseen and regulated way. In keeping pottery it is the result of exposure to excessive heat, as well as the beginning of disintegration.
    • A cracking; a chink or rift.
    • In pottery, a separating of this glaze from body, forming sores which are effortlessly damaged.

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