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Variant of crystallize.
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Past participle: crystalized
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|Verb||1.||crystalize - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"|
crystalise, crystallise, shed light on, sort out, crystallize, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, straighten out, clear up, clear
|2.||crystalize - 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
|3.||crystalize - assume crystalline form; become crystallized|
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
devitrify - become crystalline
|4.||crystalize - cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"|
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