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crystallize

verb crys·tal·lize \ˈkris-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of crystallize

  • : to change into a solid form that is made up of crystals

  • : to cause (something, such as an idea, belief, etc.) to become clear and fully formed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crystallize

crystallized

crystallizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form

  3. 2 :  to cause to take a definite form <tried to crystallize his thoughts>

  4. 3 :  to coat with crystals especially of sugar <crystallize grapes>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become crystallized

crystallizable

play \-ˌlī-zə-bəl, ˌkris-tə-ˈ\ adjective

crystallization

play \ˌkris-tə-li-ˈzā-shən\ noun

crystallizer

noun

Examples of crystallize in a sentence

  1. Eventually the paint will start to crystallize.

  2. Certain conditions can cause carbon to crystallize into diamonds.

  3. Certain conditions can crystallize carbon into diamonds.

  4. The final paragraph of the essay crystallizes her theory.

  5. He tried to crystallize his thoughts.

  6. Her theory crystallizes in the final paragraph of the essay.



1598

First Known Use of crystallize

1598

Variants of crystallize

also

crystalize

play \ˈkris-tə-ˌlīz\

CRYSTALLIZE Defined for Kids

crystallize

play
verb crys·tal·lize \ˈkri-stə-ˌlīz\

Definition of crystallize for Students

crystallized

crystallizing

  1. 1 :  to form or cause to form crystals or grains

  2. 2 :  to take or cause to take definite form <The plan crystallized slowly.>




Medical Dictionary

crystallize

verb crys·tal·lize

Medical Definition of crystallize

crystallized

also

crystallized

also British

crystallised

or

crystallised

;

crystallizing

also

crystallizing

also British

crystallising

or

crystallising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; especially :  to cause to form perfect or large crystals

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become crystallized—often used with out <the solid crystallized out>

crystallizable

\-ˌlī-zə-bəl\play adjective


Variants of crystallize

also

crystalize

also British

crystallise

or

crystalise

\ˈkris-tə-ˌlīz\play


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