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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.crystallizing - the formation of crystalscrystallizing - 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
References in classic literature ?
Cobwebs revealed their presence on sheds and walls where none had ever been observed till brought out into visibility by the crystallizing atmosphere, hanging like loops of white worsted from salient points of the out-houses, posts, and gates.
That moment of naturalness was the crystallizing feather-touch: it shook flirtation into love.
A half-formed decision to risk an attempt to swim under water to the temple was crystallizing in spite of the fact that any chance Wieroo flying above the stream might easily see him, when again a floating object bumped against him from behind and lodged across his back.
There was visiting the watering-place that year a real German Fuerstin, in consequence of which the crystallizing process went on more vigorously than ever.
My dear Bunny, they're capital, not only qua verses but for crystallizing your subject and putting it in a nutshell.
The solution-crystallized samples of the novel odd-odd polyamides were obtained by crystallizing isothermally from dilute solution (0.
Conventional methods, which typically involve varying the temperature of a crystallizing solution or changing solvents, take a lot of time and are hit-or-miss.