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[kris-tl-ahyz] /ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪz/

verb (used with object), crystallized, crystallizing.
to form into ; cause to assume form.
to give definite or concrete form to:
to crystallize an idea.
to coat with sugar.
verb (used without object), crystallized, crystallizing.
to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
to assume definite or concrete form.
to form or cause to form crystals; assume or cause to assume a crystalline form or structure
to coat or become coated with sugar: crystallized fruit
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

c.1600, past participle adjective from crystallize. Of fruit, etc., from 1875.

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


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  • Crystallo-

    1. a combining form meaning “crystal,” used in the formation of compound words: crystallography. combining form 1. crystal: crystallography

  • Crystallog.

    abbreviation 1. crystallography

  • Crystallographic

    [kris-tl-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkrɪs tl əˈgræf ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or dealing with crystals or crystallography.

  • Crystallographic-axis

    noun, Crystallography. 1. one of the imaginary reference lines passing through the center of an ideal crystal, designated a, b, or c.

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