recrystallize

verb
re·​crys·​tal·​lize | \(ˌ)rē-ˈkri-stə-ˌlīz \
recrystallized; recrystallizing; recrystallizes

Definition of recrystallize 

: 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

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recrystallization \(ˌ)rē-​ˌkri-​stə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun plural recrystallizations

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The coccoliths in ancient chalk deposits like Dover’s cliffs have maintained their microscopic size, resisting the natural tendency of calcite to partially dissolve over time and recrystallize into larger clumps. Ars Technica, WIRED, "Plankton May Hold Up Well to Ocean Acidification," 31 May 2011

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First Known Use of recrystallize

1724, in the meaning defined above

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recrystallize

verb
re·​crys·​tal·​lize
variants: also British recrystallise \(ˈ)rē-​ˈkris-​tə-​ˌlīz \
recrystallized also British recrystallised; recrystallizing also British recrystallising

Medical Definition of recrystallize 

: to crystallize again or repeatedly

Other Words from recrystallize

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

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