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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.

crystallized

(ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪzd) ,

crystallised

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crystalized

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crystalised

adj
(Cookery) sugar-coated: crystallized violets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crystallized - having become fixed and definite in form; "distinguish between crystallized and uncrystallized opinion"- Psychological Abstracts
uncrystallised, uncrystallized - not finally or definitely formed; "uncrystallized ideas"
2.crystallized - having both internal structure and external form of a crystal; "quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized"
crystalline - consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
Translations

crystallized

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪzd] crystallised (British) adj [fruit, orange, flower] → confit(e) crystallized fruits, crystallized gingercrystallized fruits nplfruits mpl confitscrystallized ginger ngingembre m confit

crystallized

adjkristallisiert; fruitkandiert
References in classic literature ?
It had cooled and crystallized to such a degree, that when, with several others, I sat down before a large Constantine's bath of it, I found it strangely concreted into lumps, here and there rolling about in the liquid part.
My only alternative seemed to lie in flight and my decision was crystallized by a recurrence of the rustling sound from the thing which now seemed, in the darkness of the cave and to my distorted imagination, to be creeping stealthily upon me.
The lines were elegant and full of fancy, but too remote from familiar sentiment, and cold as their subject, resembling those curious specimens of crystallized vapor which I observed next day on the mountain top.
Many ages have crystallized it into a most wonderful convention crowded with hundreds of little figures whose every line carries a meaning.
The crystallized snow was in his eyelashes, in his hair, lying in ridges on his dress.
Man imprisoned, man crystallized, man vegetative, speaks to man impersonated.
Her soliloquy crystallized itself into little fragmentary phrases emerging suddenly from the turbulence of her thought, particularly when she had to exert herself in any way, either to move, to count money, or to choose a turning.
As the Russian stumbled on through the jungle toward the Mosula village there presently crystallized within his brain a plan which seemed more feasible than any that he had as yet considered.
And there was more that passed through her mind--sensations of tiredness and loneliness; trampling squadrons and shadowy armies of vague feelings and vaguer prompting; and deeper and dimmer whisperings and echoings, the flutterings of forgotten generations crystallized into being and fluttering anew and always, undreamed and unguessed, subtle and potent, the spirit and essence of life that under a thousand deceits and masks forever makes for life.
Had she been fourteen instead of twenty-four, she might have been changed by them; but she was twenty-four, conservative by nature and upbringing, and already crystallized into the cranny of life where she had been born and formed.
Crystallized by cooling, they have stereotyped that aspect which the moon formerly presented when under the Plutonian forces.
The circumstance of this enormous area being constituted of materials which most geologists believe to have been crystallized when heated under pressure, gives rise to many curious reflections.