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crys·tal·line

 (krĭs′tə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′)
adj.
1. Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
2. Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline. See Synonyms at clear.

[Middle English cristallin, from Old French, from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krustallinos, from krustallos, ice, crystal; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

crys′tal·lin′i·ty (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

crystalline

(ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having the characteristics or structure of crystals
2. (Geological Science) consisting of or containing crystals
3. made of or like crystal; transparent; clear
crystallinity n

crys•tal•line

(ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin)

adj.
1. of or like crystal; clear; transparent.
2. formed by crystallization.
3. composed of crystals.
4. pertaining to crystals or their formation.
[1350–1400; Middle English cristal(l)yn(e) < Latin crystallinus < Greek krystállinos]
crys`tal•lin′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crystalline - consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
noncrystalline - not crystalline
2.crystalline - distinctly or sharply outlined; "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
3.crystalline - transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

crystalline

adjective
1. Free from what obscures or dims:
2. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
Translations
بلّوري
krystalický
krystallisk
kristalni
kristályos
kristallaîur
kristāliskakristālisks
kryštalický
kristallerden oluşan

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪn] ADJcristalino

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪn] adj
(CHEMISTRY)cristallin(e)
(literary) [water, air] → cristallin(e)

crystalline

adjkristallin; crystalline lens(Augen)linse f

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn] adjcristallino/a

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.

crys·tal·line

a. cristalino-a, transparente.

crystalline

adj cristalino
References in classic literature ?
Though in life it remains perfectly fluid, yet, upon exposure to the air, after death, it soon begins to concrete; sending forth beautiful crystalline shoots, as when the first thin delicate ice is just forming in water.
While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
There was ivory in it, and some transparent crystalline substance.
At both corners of the further side, by way of return, let there be two delicate or rich cabinets, daintily paved, richly hanged, glazed with crystalline glass, and a rich cupola in the midst; and all other elegancy that may be thought upon.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
The powders were neatly enough made up, but not with the nicety of the dispensing chemist; so that it was plain they were of Jekyll's private manufacture: and when I opened one of the wrappers I found what seemed to me a simple crystalline salt of a white colour.
If one had habitually breathed the New York air there were times when anything less crystalline seemed stifling.
He went up the frozen bed of the stream, where the snow, shaded by the trees, was yet hard and crystalline.
The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by anything, by superior sliding and snowballs.
Over the western hills beyond the harbor were amber deeps and crystalline shallows, with the fire of sunset below.
The water of our river is black or a very dark brown to one looking directly down on it, and, like that of most ponds, imparts to the body of one bathing in it a yellowish tinge; but this water is of such crystalline purity that the body of the bather appears of an alabaster whiteness, still more unnatural, which, as the limbs are magnified and distorted withal, produces a monstrous effect, making fit studies for a Michael Angelo.
The smoke-stack, buff-coloured underneath, was white with salt, while the whistle- pipe glittered crystalline in the random sunlight that broke for the instant through a cloud-rift.