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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.

crystallize

(ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz) ,

crystalize

,

crystallise

or

crystalise

vb
1. (Chemistry) to form or cause to form crystals; assume or cause to assume a crystalline form or structure
2. (Cookery) 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
ˈcrystalˌlizable, ˈcrystalˌizable, ˈcrystalˌlisable, ˈcrystalˌisable adj
ˌcrystalˌlizaˈbility, ˌcrystalˌizaˈbility, ˌcrystalˌlisaˈbility, ˌcrystalˌisaˈbility n
ˌcrystalliˈzation, ˌcrystaliˈzation, ˌcrystalliˈsation, ˌcrystaliˈsation n
ˈcrystalˌlizer, ˈcrystalˌizer, ˈcrystalˌliser, ˈcrystalˌiser n

crys•tal•lize

(ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪz)

v. -lized, -liz•ing. v.t.
1. to form into crystals; cause to assume crystalline form.
2. to give definite or concrete form to: to crystallize an idea.
3. to coat with sugar.
v.i.
4. to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
5. to assume definite or concrete form.
[1590–1600]
crys`tal•li•za′tion, n.
crys′tal•liz`er, n.

crys·tal·lize

(krĭs′tə-līz′)
To take on the form of crystals or cause to form crystals.

crystallize


Past participle: crystallized
Gerund: crystallizing

Imperative
crystallize
crystallize
Present
I crystallize
you crystallize
he/she/it crystallizes
we crystallize
you crystallize
they crystallize
Preterite
I crystallized
you crystallized
he/she/it crystallized
we crystallized
you crystallized
they crystallized
Present Continuous
I am crystallizing
you are crystallizing
he/she/it is crystallizing
we are crystallizing
you are crystallizing
they are crystallizing
Present Perfect
I have crystallized
you have crystallized
he/she/it has crystallized
we have crystallized
you have crystallized
they have crystallized
Past Continuous
I was crystallizing
you were crystallizing
he/she/it was crystallizing
we were crystallizing
you were crystallizing
they were crystallizing
Past Perfect
I had crystallized
you had crystallized
he/she/it had crystallized
we had crystallized
you had crystallized
they had crystallized
Future
I will crystallize
you will crystallize
he/she/it will crystallize
we will crystallize
you will crystallize
they will crystallize
Future Perfect
I will have crystallized
you will have crystallized
he/she/it will have crystallized
we will have crystallized
you will have crystallized
they will have crystallized
Future Continuous
I will be crystallizing
you will be crystallizing
he/she/it will be crystallizing
we will be crystallizing
you will be crystallizing
they will be crystallizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crystallizing
you have been crystallizing
he/she/it has been crystallizing
we have been crystallizing
you have been crystallizing
they have been crystallizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crystallizing
you will have been crystallizing
he/she/it will have been crystallizing
we will have been crystallizing
you will have been crystallizing
they will have been crystallizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crystallizing
you had been crystallizing
he/she/it had been crystallizing
we had been crystallizing
you had been crystallizing
they had been crystallizing
Conditional
I would crystallize
you would crystallize
he/she/it would crystallize
we would crystallize
you would crystallize
they would crystallize
Past Conditional
I would have crystallized
you would have crystallized
he/she/it would have crystallized
we would have crystallized
you would have crystallized
they would have crystallized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crystallize - cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
2.crystallize - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
3.crystallize - cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; "crystallize minerals"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
4.crystallize - assume crystalline form; become crystallized
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
devitrify - become crystalline

crystallize

verb
1. take shape, form, become clear, come together, materialize Now my thoughts really began to crystallize.
2. harden, solidify, coalesce, form crystals Keep stirring the mixture or the sugar will crystallize.
Translations
kandovatkrystalovatvytříbit
gøre indlysendegøre krystalklarkandisereudkrystallisere
cukorral bevonkikristályosítkristályosít
kristallaskÿrasykurhúîa
kryštalizovaťobaliť v cukrevykryštalizovať
açıklığa kavuş makkristalleştirmekşekerlemek

crystallize

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪz]
A. VT (Chem) → cristalizar; [+ fruit] → escarchar (fig) → cristalizar, resolver
crystallized fruitsfrutas fpl escarchadas
B. VI (Chem) → cristalizarse (fig) → concretarse, cristalizarse

crystallize

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪz] crystallise (British)
vi
[thoughts, opinions] → se concrétiser
(CHEMISTRY) [substance] → se cristalliser
vt
[+ thoughts, opinions, ideas] → concrétiser
(CHEMISTRY) [+ substance] → cristalliser

crystallize

vt (lit)zum Kristallisieren bringen; (= separating out)auskristallisieren; fruitkandieren; (fig)(feste) Form geben (+dat)
vi (lit)kristallisieren; (= separate out)(sich) auskristallisieren; (fig)feste Form annehmen; this theory crystallized out of many years’ researchdiese Theorie hat sich nach jahrelanger Forschung herauskristallisiert

crystallize

[ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz]
1. vt (Chem) → cristallizzare (fig) → concretizzare, concretare
crystallized fruits (Brit) → frutta candita
2. vi (see vt) → cristallizzarsi, concretizzarsi, concretarsi

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.