recrystallize

verb re·crys·tal·lize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkri-stə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of recrystallize

recrystallized; recrystallizing; recrystallizes
transitive + intransitive
: to crystallize again or repeatedly
  • In a second step, GE's long-established high-pressure technology … was used to dissolve and recrystallize a cluster [of tiny diamonds] into a single gem.
  • Lapidary Journal
  • … the meteorite does show hints in some places of having melted and recrystallized, which could indicate more about the conditions under which it was knocked off from its parent body.
  • —Alexandra Witze

recrystallization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌkri-stə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural recrystallizations

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First Known Use of recrystallize

1724

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recrystallize

verb re·crys·tal·lize
variants: also British recrystallise play \(ˈ)rē-ˈkris-tə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of recrystallize

recrystallized also British recrystallised; recrystallizing also British recrystallising
: to crystallize again or repeatedly

recrystallization

also British recrystallisation play \(ˌ)rē-ˌkris-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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