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Meaning of crystallize by Wiktionary Dictionary


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Explanation of crystallize by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. cause to take on a definite and clear shape

    2. He tried to crystallize his thoughts
    3. assume crystalline form

    4. cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form

    5. crystallize minerals
    6. make free from confusion or ambiguity

    Definition of crystallize by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Crystallize ( krĭstallīz ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crystallized ( -līzd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Crystallizing.] [Cf. F. cristalliser. See Crystal.] To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystalline form.

    2. crystallize, v. i. To be converted into a crystal; to take on a crystalline form, through the action of crystallogenic or cohesive attraction; to precipitate from a solution in the form of crystals.