Crystallize



[kris-tl-ahyz] /ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪz/

verb (used with object), crystallized, crystallizing.
1.
to form into ; cause to assume form.
2.
to give definite or concrete form to:
to crystallize an idea.
3.
to coat with sugar.
verb (used without object), crystallized, crystallizing.
4.
to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
5.
to assume definite or concrete form.
/ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to form or cause to form crystals; assume or cause to assume a crystalline form or structure
2.
to coat or become coated with sugar: crystallized fruit
3.
to give a definite form or expression to (an idea, argument, etc) or (of an idea, argument, etc) to assume a recognizable or definite form
v.

1590s, from crystal + -ize. Figurative use is from 1660s. Related: Crystallized; crystallizing.

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    abbreviation 1. crystallography

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