Definition of Crystallize

1. Verb. Cause to take on a definite and clear shape. "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"

Exact synonyms: Crystalise, Crystalize, Crystallise
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Derivative terms: Crystallization



2. Verb. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear. "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

3. Verb. Cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form. "Crystallize minerals"

4. Verb. Assume crystalline form; become crystallized.
Exact synonyms: Crystalise, Crystalize, Effloresce
Generic synonyms: Solidify
Specialized synonyms: Devitrify
Derivative terms: Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystallization, Crystallization, Crystallizing

Definition of Crystallize

1. v. t. To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystalline form.

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

Definition of Crystallize

1. Verb. (transitive chemistry physics) to make something form into crystals ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to assume the form of a crystal ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to make something such as an idea more definite or precise ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to become more definite or precise ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to coat something with crystals, especially with sugar ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crystallize

1. [v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crystallize

crystallinities
crystallinity
crystallins
crystallisation
crystallise
crystallised
crystallised trypsin
crystallises
crystallising
crystallite
crystallites
crystallizability
crystallizable
crystallization
crystallizations
crystallize (current term)
crystallized
crystallized fruit
crystallized ginger
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crystallizers
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crystalloclast
crystalloclasts
crystallogen
crystallogenesis
crystallogeny
crystallogeometrical
crystallogram

Literary usage of Crystallize

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"Many of the saline bodies which crystallize in this manner, when they assume ... To crystallize substances of this nature, they must be subjected to fusion, ..."

2. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1892)
"They also observed the great tendency of augite and ensta- tite to crystallize out of a cooling magma, and remarked that the magma must be cooled very ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the ...by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson (1821)
"more soluble than the muriate of barytes, and does not separate by cooling, the muriate of barytes will crystallize into a perfectly white salt, ..."

4. The Absorption Spectra of Solutions as Studied by Means of the by Harry Clary Jones (1915)
"This would be expected, since lithium salts crystallize with water, while the salts of the other alkalies in general crystallize without water. ..."

5. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1887)
"of forgiveness or hallowing, the truth which John was honoured to crystallize into the deep and radiant words, " We beheld His glory, as the only begotten ..."

6. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1897)
"idea been applied to the almost innumerable forms into which minerals crystallize, when it was followed up with still larger resources by HaĆ¼y, ..."

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