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crys·tal·lize

also crys·tal·ize  (krĭs′tə-līz′)
v. crys·tal·lized, crys·tal·liz·ing, crys·tal·liz·es also crys·tal·ized or crys·tal·iz·ing or crys·tal·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To cause to form crystals or assume a crystalline structure.
2. To give a definite, precise, and usually permanent form to: The scientists finally crystallized their ideas about the role of the protein.
3. To coat with crystals, as of sugar.
v.intr.
1. To assume a crystalline form.
2. To take on a definite, precise, and usually permanent form.

crys′tal·liz′a·ble adj.
crys′tal·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
crys′tal·liz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crystallization - the formation of crystalscrystallization - the formation of crystals    
chemical phenomenon - any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
efflorescence, bloom - a powdery deposit on a surface
2.crystallization - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
crystallite - any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
3.crystallization - a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
Translations
kristalizace
krystallisering
kristályosításkristályosodás
kristallamyndun, kristöllun
kryštalizácia
kristalleşme

crystallization

crystallisation [ˌkrɪstəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] (British) n
[thoughts, opinions] → cristallisation f
(CHEMISTRY) [substance] → cristallisation f

crystallization

n
(lit)Kristallisierung f; (out of another substance) → Auskristallisierung f
(fig)(Heraus)kristallisierung f; (= crystallized form)kristallisierte Form; after the crystallization of these ideas into a theorynachdem sich aus diesen Gedanken eine Theorie herauskristallisiert hatte

crystallization

[ˌkrɪstəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] ncristallizzazione f

crystal

(ˈkristl) noun
1. a small part of a solid substance (eg salt or ice) which has a regular shape.
2. a special kind of very clear glass. This bowl is made of crystal.
ˈcrystalline (-lain) adjective
(of minerals etc) formed into crystals. Salt is a crystalline substance.
ˈcrystallize, ˈcrystallise verb
1. to form (into) crystals. He crystallized the salt from the sea water.
2. to cover with a coating of sugar crystals. crystallized fruits.
3. to make or become definite or clear. He tried to crystallize his ideas.
ˌcrystalliˈzation, ˌcrystalliˈsation noun
crystal ball
a glass ball used in fortune-telling.
crystal clear
absolutely clear. My instructions were crystal clear.
References in classic literature ?
Your deer are much prettier than our ugly buffaloes," she said, turning to the prairies for help and feeling glad that she had read one of the boys' books in which Jo delighted.
They were charming up there, huddled together in the cart and peering down at me like curious deer when they come out of the thicket to drink.
You think they got plenty deer in the wood, La Folle?
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
The carcass of a deer, shot within twenty miles, had supplied material for the vast circumference of a pasty.
It was also distilled to a volatile salts for fainting ladies, the same way that the horns of the male deer are manufactured into hartshorn.
Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon's rise so high, and descend so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
First-rate, sir," answered John; "he is as fleet as a deer, and has a fine spirit too; but the lightest touch of the rein will guide him.
The trader caught a full glimpse of her just as she was disappearing down the bank; and throwing himself from his horse, and calling loudly on Sam and Andy, he was after her like a hound after a deer.
They shook their heads, raised their tails, and rushed up and down a hill, and I perceived by their horns, as well as by their activity, their relation to the deer tribe.
Presently he saw a deer, followed by her young, approach the water.
The duke he begun to abuse him for an old fool, and the king begun to sass back, and the minute they was fairly at it I lit out and shook the reefs out of my hind legs, and spun down the river road like a deer, for I see our chance; and I made up my mind that it would be a long day before they ever see me and Jim again.