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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.
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Adj.1.crystalized - (used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar
preserved - prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
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They were steaming up the China Sea when the idea first suggested itself, and as he sat idly during the long, hot days the thought grew upon him, expanding into a thousand wonderful possibilities, until it became crystalized into what was a little short of an obsession.
Regrind material recovered from in-house production such as extruder edge trim or thermoformer skeleton scrap must be crystalized before it can be reprocessed.
Runner's legislation also closes a loophole that allows methamphetamine manufacturers to stockpile crystalized iodine, a methamphetamine component.
Working alone and at night, she was astonished to see blue flashes of light as she scraped the freshly crystalized compound off a piece of filter paper into a bottle.
LANCASTER - Prosecutors dropped a probation-violation allegation against two of three grandmothers convicted last year of illegally selling a horse medicine, crystalized iodine, that is an ingredient in making methamphetamine.
Before some 20 supporters, including two grandchildren of the ``Granicy grannies,'' Lancaster Superior Court Judge David Mintz had the harshest words for Armitta Granicy, at whose Lancaster feed store the crystalized iodine was sold without getting identification from customers.
One prosecution witness said Armitta Granicy acknowledged to him that crystalized iodine could be used to make drugs.
Norman Noftsier, who in 1995 rented space in the feed store to sell Western clothing, testified that a young man wearing shorts and driving a sports car arrived at the store one day to buy crystalized iodine, which is used to treat hoof disease but also is an ingredient in methamphetamine.
LANCASTER - A feed shop owner testified Wednesday that she was worried about retaliation from methamphetamine manufacturers if she took down the names of customers who bought crystalized iodine.