Definitions for: Crystallize

[v] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
[v] cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
[v] assume crystalline form; become crystallized
[v] cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; "crystallize minerals"

Webster (1913) Definition: Crys"tal*lize (kr[i^]s"tal*l[imac]z), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Crystallized (-l[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n.
Crystallizing.] [Cf. F. cristalliser. See Crystal.]
To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystalline form.

Crys"tal*lize, v. i.
To be converted into a crystal; to take on a crystalline
form, through the action of crystallogenic or cohesive

Synonyms: clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalise, crystalize, crystalize, crystallise, crystallise, effloresce, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out

See Also: change integrity, clarify, crystallize, devitrify, form, shape, solidify

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